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Civil Society Organizations stand on Financial Bill.


The Civil Society Organizations are rallying against the proposed financial bill due to the current economic situation of the country. Kenya is facing an economic crisis with every 100 shilling, the government taxes 65 shillings. On 4th May 2023, the government tabled the financial bill for the coming fiscal year totaling to 3.6 trillion Kenya shillings. Despite the high debt burden, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has been unable to meet their revenue collection in the first three quatres of the financial year.

The Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning called for public participation and submission of memoranda. The Okoa Uchumi members held a two-day workshop to review the proposed tax amendments as detailed in the press statement.

The civil society organizations gave a detailed report on how the government can use alternative measures for revenue collection. Some of the alternative measures include relooking at the conditions imposed on bilateral donors, pushing for full devolution of functions from national government to counties, empowering the office of Public Debt Management among others.

Read the press release.

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