President Uhuru Kenyatta says at least 2 billion shillings was collected in the last year from taxpayers. According to the Head of State, his administration seeks to make it easy to start and operate business in Kenya. President Uhuru spoke while presiding over the Kenya Revenue Authority 2021 Annual Taxpayers’ Day. This years event was held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Kenyans with a source of income and not signed up as tax payers to register, while encouraging Kenyans to continue paying tax. Uhuru added that the increase of tax payers will ensure better service delivery in the country condemning judicial activism. The head of state has said that he wishes every member of the the public to be in cohesion with his agenda before he leaves office.
He supported his statement saying Judicial activism that has denied the tax collecting agency, miss out on those evading payment of tax.
He also recognized and awarded distinguished taxpayers’ who have shown exceptional performance in their tax obligations. The president has lauded Safaricom, Consolata hospital from Nyeri, De Ruiter East Africa, Nobel Sacco as the leading taxpayers companies in Kenya.