Judge suspends new taxes on mobile money, kerosene in Kenya

Friday, July 20, 2018

By Maureen Kakah

The High Court has suspended the implementation of new taxes imposed under the Finance Bill 2018, including those on mobile money and kerosene.

Justice Wilfrida Okwany issued the directive saying there would be no practical way of compensating Kenyan taxpayers who have already been affected by the implementation of the new taxes.

“I am satisfied that from the material placed before me, the petitioner has made out a prima facie case with a likelihood of success and I find that it is necessary to grant conservatory orders to preserve the subject matter of the suit while awaiting final determination of the constitutionality of the Finance Bill 2018,” ruled Justice Okwany.

Photo courtesy of Neil Palmer.

Source: Daily Nation (link opens in a new window)

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