Digital content creators categorised as professionals after MPs vote for 5 per cent tax

TikTok, a short-form video hosting service, is one of the social media platforms used by content creators.

"I still feel we are not being fair to this category of content creators. I still feel that this Bill probably needs to be looked at some more so that we can take care of this asset industry," said Wamuchomba.

Dagoretti South MP John Kiarie countered her saying: "If there is one thing that each and every one of the content creators agreed to is that there is there is a reasonable purpose for them to be equalized just like any other profession."

In what would have taken a just few minutes to complete, the national assembly ended up spending at least five times the amount of time it would have used after the digital voting system failed.

Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro asserted that the system has failed severally despite sufficient investment having been made to ensure the efficiency of the electronic system of voting.

"I'm wondering whether it is a coincidence because this house has invested a colossal amount of money to make sure we vote efficiently and digitally. I don't think this is normal," said Nyoro.

MPs started voting on clauses of the Finance Bill, which was in the house for its third reading, an exercise that started at 5pm.