A section of legislators to oppose budget proposal

Written By: Samson Kitavi

A section of legislators from Western Kenya region have vowed to oppose the budget proposal in parliament saying it was unfriendly to the common man.

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The legislators led by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula cited the proposed increment on money transfer charges and other basic commodities saying it will hurt majority of law income earners.

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The National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich on Thursday read the 2018/19 budget proposal.

The budget will then be presented to the parliament for approval before its implementation.

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However the financial proposal might be headed for turbulence in Parliament if threats by a section of Western Kenya MPS are anything to go by.

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Wetangula described the budget proposal as unnecessary baggage to the already over burdened citizen, citing taxation on a number basic commodities.

The leaders while claiming a big percentage of the budget allocation ends up in corrupt hands, called for harsher penalties on corrupt individuals.

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Speaking separately in Embu, Embu Diocese Catholic Bishop Paul Kariuki called for quarterly audits on all government agencies as a step towards the fight against corruption.

The Bishop however supported the move by the government to carry out lifestyle audit on all public servants.


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