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Kenyatta Finally Backs Down On Fuel Tax

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has agreed to reduce an unpopular fuel tax which caused strikes and widespread anger when it came into force earlier in the month.

In a speech to the nation, the president proposed to halve the levy to 8%,

Mr Kenyatta said he had listened to Kenyans concerns over rising prices, the East African reports.

BBC had previously reported that Kenyatta had rejected a proposal, which would have postponed the tax for two years – signalling that the he seemed unwilling to scrap the unpopular fuel duty.


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