Who’s houses are we building? Kenyans united against 1.5% levy


President Uhuru Kenyatta will be forced to clearly come out and explain the directive to deduct 1.5% more on the salaries of Kenyans who are already struggling to cope with the harsh economic environment.

The federation of Kenyan Employers earlier today dismissed the directive to implement the proposed 1.5% levy on salaries starting this month.

According to FKE, the housing fund levy remains suspended at least until May 20th 2019 when the case will be mentioned in court.

“Our attention has been drawn to the public notice published in today’s dailies. The notice by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works in conjunction with Kenya Revenue Authority has issued a go ahead on the implementation of the Housing Fund Levy with effect May 9, 2019. This is contrary to the Court Orders which are still in force,” said FKE Director Ms Jacqueline Mugo.

And Kenyans have joined into the debating questioning who’s houses are being constructed with the amounts.

Nelson Havi said through his Twitter account that We (Kenyans) contributed towards the purchase of primary school laptops but none were delivered, we paid for the construction of many stadia but none were constructed. Whose houses are we contributing for, under the #HousingFundLevy, termites?

The Consumer Federation of Kenya said that they have issued a directive to their lawyers to move to court against the direct, terming it as FRAUD.

Most Kenyans feel that the government should and must illustrate proper management of the already available finances before demanding for more


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