Kajiado County has waived all taxes and levies for all residents for the next three months to cushion them against extortive prices for essential commodities as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a statement on early thursday, Governor Joseph Ole Lenku said the county took taht measure to enable the business community to supply edibles at cheap rates. “In this unfolding situation, food security of our people is grossly threatened,” he said.
The directive will hold from April to June.
The county will also not charge monthly parking fees for passenger service vehicles (PSVs).
The directive follows a similar one from President Uhuru Kenyatta that saw persons earning gross monthly income of up to Sh24,000 get 100 pc tax relief as part of measures announced to cushion Kenyans against the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
A relief on PAYE for earners below gross salaries of Sh24,000 translates to less than Sh1,700, however, we are expected to witness more changes as the pandemic takes a toll on the Kenyan economy.
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