Taxation in Kenya a mind boggling game with our political masters
Kenyans are not amused by the turn of events by MPs, even though the law clearly stipulates how Taxation in Kenya should be handled they tactfully flex their muscles as if they are the ultimate law of the land. How on earth for a moment should we pay attention to the grumblings and mumblings of MPs, when they have unapologetically and consistently, turned deaf ears on us, and on so many issues? When they choose to be egoistic and egocentric?
It’s unacceptable and punishable. Time is beckoning on them to end political games and maneuvers which they have mastered over time. They must toe the constitutional way the way they toe their party lines. They must come to terms that the new constitution is real, supreme and practical.
In chapter 12, 210(3) of the new constitution states that, No law may exclude or authorize the exclusion of a State officer from payment of tax by reason of (a) the office held by that State officer; or (b) the nature of the work of the State officer.
Gentlemen’s’ agreement an illusion to Taxation in Kenya
It is illogical if MPs refuse to way their scales, so that they are able to determine their options on what will stay, whether it’s the law affirming Taxation in Kenya that is supreme or the gentleman’s agreement between them and the executive. The truth is so real that Kenyans are not interested in dirty games anymore.
It is both hypocritical and an insult to Kenyans to say that the constitution sailed through because of a pre- referendum agreement. After all, some of the MPs who are crying foul are those that opposed the constitution. They claim the Executive had a hand in duping them to vote by dangling a no taxation carrot until further notice and that’s the reason why they voted.
It’s laughable that honorable men and ladies could fall into the trap of their own game, a game they have mastered all their political years. I want to believe that some parliamentarians had no idea of the contents of the constitution or maybe to the minimum the subject of contention. I am convinced that if they were in the first place conversant with the clause on Taxation in Kenya they would have amended it so fast to favor them.
They will definitely be caught up between an illusion of reality and the dream able, this might hand them a severe punishment and blow to their political careers. This they might put blame on themselves, the Executive or and the law on Taxation in Kenya.
Taxation in Kenya is engraved in the people constitution
Taxation in Kenya has now evolved into a more inclusive and almost equitable affair. It beats logic for egocentric MPs to be quick to protect themselves literally on anything and on nothing. They have mastered to be elusive and evasive but this time the rule of law is catching up on all of us.
Taxation in Kenya has become a nightmare for the honourables who feel that they have been robbed a guaranteed fortune of a honey moon through to the end of their parliamentary term. They would rather arm twist the office holders of the Executive rubbishing their strength with all sorts of political gimmicks, assuming that they will comfortable get away with it.
They feel worried why the holders of the Presidency, Vice Presidency and the Prime Minister decided to disguise them by paying their taxes with the PM doing it under the complete watch of the media. They wondered if it was an intended glamorous game to tap political mileage.
The nobler bit is that Taxation in Kenya is now engraved in a people driven Constitution. It doesn’t discriminate and provides an equal opportunity for all of us to contribute to the economies of scale in the Country.
Taxation in Kenya without clear guidelines and independent watchdogs will only endanger Kenyan public forcing them to bear the financial burden and risks of sustaining the already depleted economy.
Who has ever cared about what the average Kenyan goes through to sustain their families? How do they even manage to put up with this? Imagine the meager salaries coupled with a series of school fees loans etc. So is it not fair to ensure that all of us are cushioned from exploitation?
We might be accused of being sadists, true everybody has an opinionated right, but when it comes to today’s Taxation in Kenya I will stand tall to be accused for the sake of the law. I will not disgrace myself to be of less value than MPs nor will I accept to equate myself with what they stand for.
Taxation in Kenya demonstrates some level of equity
No, I refuse to be dragged into the personal politics of MPs not paying taxes. We are all human beings with a myriad of measurable reasons of not accepting or contemplating to accept changes. The question is; didn’t you learn that change comes with a resistance and makes other people uncomfortable?
Taxation in Kenya is no longer voluntary or philanthropic as one would want to be told by some quotas of political reasoning. Currently, MPs pay taxes amounting to Sh51,000 on their basic salary of Sh200,000 while Sh650,000, which is paid to them in allowances, is not taxed.
PSC which deals with the welfare of MPs has resolved to engage the executive and the Kenya Revenue Authority Director General Michael Waweru, but I guess it’s all public relation.
“We settle on a bid to engage all parties concerned with a view of arriving at amicable resolution of the matter, from the highest level to the Commissioner General,” a statement released by the speaker, through the Media Liaison Officer David Mugonyi said.
‘It is the responsibility of we the people of Kenya; that on recognizing our aspirations for a government based on essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, social justice and the rule of law, that we act as an oversight body that will ensure that all is said and done.’
Taxation in Kenya is just but a number given to us by ourselves to demonstrate the value of equality and the rule of law, many more are yet to come.
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