Uhuru in key talks as Raila's party piles pressure over fuel tax - 5 months ago, 11 Sep 00:00

By: Rawlings Otieno

President Uhuru Kenyatta is today expected to meet a team working to resolve the standoff over new fuel taxes.

This even as Opposition party ODM piled pressure on the Head of State to sign the Finance Bill into law.

Sources told The Standard Treasury and Parliament officials alongside officers from the State Law office were today scheduled to brief the President on the 16 per cent Value Added Tax on petroleum products, which has sparked public outrage.

Yesterday, ODM urged President Kenyatta to sign to law the Bill suspending the new taxes on fuel to spare Kenyans the agony of high cost of living.

Parliament passed an amended Finance Bill in which they postponed the new tax by two years and removed two other revenue streams for Government- one a fee on salaried workers to fund housing scheme and another a fee on high bank transactions.

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