Rigathi Gachagua and Cecily Mbarire
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Anger, rip-offs and new taxes: Politics of farming and new Ruto, Gachagua headache

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, and Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire tour the stands during the Embu Livestock, Dairy and Fisheries Exhibition at the Kalro grounds, Embu County on March 1, 2024.

Photo credit: DPCS

What you need to know:

  • The Treasury plans to introduce a withholding tax of five percent on farm produce sold to cooperative societies and agro-processors.
  • In the new rules, farmers have up to March 31 to register for eTims and keep records to determine taxable income.