How MPs tried to change law on taxes

The precincts of Parliament were last week a theatre of various competing interests converged for one thing: money. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • National Treasury CS Henry Rotich and individuals representing various betting firms converged in the National Assembly to follow proceedings on the debate on the Finance Bill.

  • Mr Rotich personally lobbied the MPs and to some extent employed the services of Majority Leader Aden Duale to ensure the Treasury had a greater say in the passage of the Bill.
  • While Mr Duale vowed to oppose the amendment, he was a no show when it finally reached the floor of the House.

The precincts of Parliament were last week a theatre of various competing interests converged for one thing: money.

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