The renewed debate over alleged non-payment of tax by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei is now proposing to amend the Estate Duty Act to delete a provision that protects the estates of the late former Presidents Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi from tax exemption.
Cherargei describes the law as an ‘illegal relic and unconstitutional’ because the two former presidents were State Officers by virtue of the positions they held.
Cherargei wants Section 7 sub-section (3) of the Estate Duty Act be deleted and the words “This section shall not apply to H.E Mzee Jorno Kenyatta or to H.E Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi” be replaced by inserting the following words: ” that this section shall not apply to the disabled, minorities and marginalized as provided by the relevant law.”
He is proposing to have people with disabilities, minorities, and the marginalized to enjoy the exemption instead.
Legislators from President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance have been attacking former President Uhuru Kenyatta claiming that he was keen on evading payment of taxes.
The former President on Tuesday dismissed the Government’s plan to go after him over tax evasion, saying he is not bothered by noise.