Kutuny seeks to stop Sh4bn non-alcoholic drinks sin tax

What you need to know:

  • The taxman, which in May won a protracted case at the Court of Appeal, plans to roll out its Excisable Goods Management System (EGMS) on August 1 pending determination of a case at the Supreme Court.
  • Mr Kutuny, however, wants the National Assembly’s Public Investment Committee (PIC) to delay the taxes until a forensic audit and the Supreme Court case are concluded.
  • He says the levies are unconstitutional and would be a massive public rip-off

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) faces another barrier in its effort to collect Sh3.6 billion in excise tax on cosmetics, bottled water and other non-alcoholic drinks after Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny petitioned Parliament to stop the process.

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