Tax on internet, mobile cash will dim ‘Silicon Savannah’ dream

What you need to know:

  • ICT exhibits potential to be a key player in turning around an overburdened economy and could even haul Kenya into industrialisation.

  • Over-taxing it is hardly the way to run around the wheel and reinvent growth.

  • The youth could shun the internet, stifling mobile services growth.

The most endearing question on the growth of a state should be, do we tax ourselves to growth or poverty, economic extinction and obscurity? While tax is a grand necessity, the growth of nations is pegged on taxation systems that allow for equitable redistribution and tandem growth in the middle and lower classes — the low-income group.

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