President William Ruto has said that he is delighted with the decision Kenyans have taken to pay their taxes.
Speaking during a church service at Deliverance Church international in Ruai, the head of state said that he is now contented with the decision from Kenyans to pay taxes, revealing that no Kenyan will be excluded from paying taxes.
“I am happy as a country we have agreed and built consensus that irrespective of your status or all other considerations, whatever region you come from, we have agreed that there will be no waver for anybody. We have agree that everyone will pay their taxes,” he said.
“And I am now happy that together as a nation, we have unified our thoughts that we will pay our taxes in accordance with our salaries. It is the best consensus we can have as a nation and it is the path that will help us pay our national debt.”
The President defended his push for having a open tax payment model, arguing that the easiest way to offset the nation from its burdening debt is if revenue collection is accountable.
“The remedy to solve the debt burden is to pay taxes and become independent in developing the nation with our own money and even get to a point instead of borrowing we will be lending money to other nations. That is the way we want to go,” he noted
In addition to that, the president also noted that he will soon issue a notice of barring government agencies from taking the KRA to court due to taxation over due , advising that all matters should be solved out of court.
“there will be a circular that all government agencies cannot take KRA to court. If there is a challenge let there be a discussion between various agencies and settle the matter out of court. We cannot be bringing public money to court.”