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KRA Refutes Reports Of Plans To Start Taxing Dowry

KRA Commissioner General Githii Mburu. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has refuted reports that it is contemplating imposing taxation on dowry payments in the country.

In a tweet, the taxman, in Swahili, said they had heard the rumours, without divulging any further information.

“Hii story hata sisi tumeisikia tu (This is a story we just heard of),” KRA’s verified account tweeted.

Earlier reports had indicated that the board had met, discussed, and was in the process of finalising on the decision to tax all dowry payments as one way of boosting the national revenue.

It was reported that upon successful consultation, it would publish the names of all Kenyans paying dowry at the end of every financial year.

An online publication had reported that the board had put on strict measures that could ensure nobody evades the proposal after its implementation.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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