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President Uhuru Kenyatta gets his way

21st September, 2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday got his way with a raft of new taxes in a chaotic session characterized by claims of underhand dealings and blackmail in parliament. the majority of MPs opposed to the eight per cent value added tax on petroleum products alongside others, were shrewdly defeated by denying the national assembly the requisite two?thirds majority (233) required to override the president’s recommendations on the finance bill 2018.