1. Daily Nation
Brace Yourself for More Taxes
Kenyans will face more taxes as the government begins enforcing revenue measures supported by the International Monetary Fund. These measures aim to generate an extra KES 806 billion in the next three years. Ruto’s government will have a difficult time introducing new taxes amidst high inflation and slow economic activity without formidable resistance this round.
2. The Standard
Learning Disrupted As TSC Withdraws 17 School Teachers
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has transferred 17 teachers from St Gabriel Isongo School in Mumias after enraged parents invaded the school to protest poor KCSE results. The swift action is a signal that the teacher’s employer has zero tolerance for violence. Unfortunately, the move has paralyzed learning in the school.
3. Taifa Leo
Tax Season is Here
The International Monetary Fund is pushing the government to raise taxes starting this financial quarter as it gets ready to lend more money to the Kenya Kwanza government. The increased loan comes with a call to implement stricter tax measures, putting the government in a difficult position as Kenyans raise concerns over the high cost of living.
4. People Daily
Gachagua Pursuit For Vengeance Reaches a Dead End
Sources close to the deputy president disclosed he will not proceed with his petition to remove a Bench member. This is due to concerns that it might unearth negative information about him and trigger inquiries into the collapse of his fraud cases. The deputy president acknowledges the ongoing national conversation about judicial transparency and, in light of this, has decided not to pursue the petition at this time.
5. The Star
Examining Ethnic Imbalances in Government Roles
A disparity in government employment exists across all positions, from executive roles to internships. The most favoured ethnic groups in government employment are the Kikuyus and Kalenjins, while Luhyas and Kenyan Somalis also secure notable positions.