Newspaper Review 5th, March 2024


1. Daily Nation

KRA Targets Farmers

In its bid to close the gap on hard-to-tax industries, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) recanted its decision to exclude farmers and small businesses with yearly revenue of less than KES. 5 million from producing electronic invoices for their sales to eliminate tax loopholes and increase tax collection. The agricultural sector joins millions of Kenyans dissatisfied with the increasing tax laws.

2. The Standard 

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Kenya Kwanza and Its Tribalistic Tendencies

The courts nullified the recent appointment of 1,402 revenue assistants terming it unconstitutional as the beneficiaries are mostly from Ruto’s and Gachagua’s strongholds. The appointments go against the diversification and inclusion law. It leaves qualified Kenyans from other tribes excluded on unethical grounds. Judge Wilson Musyoka additionally prohibited KRA from hiring and appointing personnel at any level until it implements a policy promoting ethnic diversity and regional balance.

3. Taifa Leo 

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The Court Rules in Favour of a Mpango wa Kando Man 

A Nairobi court orders a woman to pay his mistress 30% of her wealth in a civil court case. The woman and her former lover had been together for 25 years before parting ways. The man brought satisfying evidence showing he helped the woman advance her wealth while the relationship lasted. The court ruled in his favour, stating he has a right to own part of the wealth.

4. People Daily 

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The Plight of Expectant Mothers Worsens

The Linda Mama initiative started under Uhuru’s administration is on the brink of collapsing due to lack of funds. The scheme has not received reimbursements in the last 12 months. In response to delayed payments, hospitals are turning away pregnant women while the government remains mum over the issue.

5. The Star 

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The Police Force Loses Its Air Power

The police suspend helicopter patrols after only 4 of the 24 aircraft in their docket remain fit to carry out operations. The planes have been functioning since 2010.

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