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Jubilee MPs pour pressure on Uhuru to sign bill

By Osinde Obare | Published Fri, September 7th 2018 at 16:16, Updated September 7th 2018 at 16:23 GMT +3
Motorists along Limuru road scramble for fuel following its shortage across the country after the 16% VAT on petroleum products. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Two Jubilee Members of Parliament have pilled pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to sign the Bill that suspended the 16 per cent value added tax on petroleum products for another two years.

Joshua Kuttuny (Cherangany) and Janet Nangabo (Trabns-Nzoia women representatives) asked the president not to listen some Jubilee leaders out to serve their personal interest at the expense of Kenyans.

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Kuttuny dismissed Thursday‘s meeting between Speaker Justin Muturi, leader of majority Aden Duale and Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich to discuss the contentious fuel price rise.

Speaking at Situtuga, the lawmakers surged Uhuru to listen to the voices of Kenyans and assert to law the bill to stop the tax on fuel saying the rise is stressing Kenyans.

“We are appealing to the president to act with speed and sign the bill to suspend the 16 per cent value added tax on petroleum product. Kenyans are crying and their voices should be listened to by the head of State,” said Kuttuny during the burial of Ruth Chepkemoi

He added “President should leave a good legacy by disowning the tax on petroleum products imposed by Treasury. Kenyans are burdened and going poor.”

The MP said the meeting between Muturi, Duale and Rotich lacked direction and accused the Treasury CS of disrespecting parliament and Court.

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Kuttuny claimed that some jubilee MPs appointed to various house committees were pursuing their personal interest and warned to expose them.

“Some of the MPs sitting at the committees have failed us. They are busy pursuing personal interest as Kenyans suffers in the hands of the high cost of living. Their acts are dividing the coalition,” Kuttuny claimed.

 

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