Kenyan President Rejects Bill Delaying Unpopular Fuel Tax

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday defied parliament by rejecting a finance bill that sought to postpone a widely unpopular tax on fuel that has triggered strikes and public anger. Parliament will hold a special sitting on the bill on Sept. 18 to reconsider the finance bill "together with the reservations of the president," said the gazette notice signed by Justin Muturi, the speaker of the national assembly. It did not say why the president rejected the bill as passed by parliament in late August. Kenyatta's acting spokesperson, Kanze Dena, told Reuters the president would address...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 13 September

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