Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani
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Tax pain for Wanjiku in Sh3.6 trillion Ukur Yatani budget

What you need to know:

  • Supply of ordinary bread now becomes vatable – 16 per cent.
  •   Excise duty paid per motorbike from the current Sh11,608.23 per unit to a flat rate of 15 per cent. This will see any motorbike priced above Sh79,000 cost more
  •  Imported jewellery to attract excise duty at the rate of 10 per cent
  • Products containing nicotine or nicotine substitutes will attract a Sh5,000 tax per kg.

Perched on his motorcycle taxi, donning a battered helmet, a scruffy leather jacket and worn out shoes;  George Omwega braves the hot Nairobi sun as he scans the busy Tom Mboya Street, in the hope of spotting his next potential client in the sea of city residents.

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