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Can taxing salaried Kenyans fund affordable housing for the rest of the population?

22nd April, 2019

Employed Kenyans are at loggerheads with the government over the directive to employers to start deducting the controversial housing fund levy. The now-suspended levy requires all employers to deduct 1.5 percent of an employee’s gross salary and remit a similar amount to fund one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s big 4 agenda points, housing. Can taxing salaried Kenyans pay for affordable housing for the rest of the population?