Written by on June 5, 2023

By Whitney Akunga

National Assembly Deputy speaker and Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei has said that there needs to be stiffer measures installed by government to relieve Kenyans from the harsh economic crunch.

She said this while defending the proposals made in the Finance Bill 2023 which have elicited contention among leaders sitting in the National Assembly and the Senate.

“The bill is dedicated to alleviating low-income earners from the prevailing tax burden by straining the importation of certain products to encourage local production and eventually curb unemployment,” she said

“The duty that has been increased is on certain products; imported steel, cement, fertilizer products, imported paint and imported furniture so that we can now be able to increase local manufacturing,” she added.

The Uasin Gishu county MP added that given the candid intention of the proposals, she will vote YES once the bill is presented on the floor of parliament on June 15 for debate.

“We are doing this so that we can raise money to transform the economy so that the hustler can have a better life,” noted Shollei.

The long awaited finance bill’s fate will be decided in the national assembly on 15th June as the paliamentarians will debate on the controversial bill.

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