Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI has vowed to back Members of the National Assembly who will move to court to battle the exorbitant taxes imposed by the government.
MUHURI said the current situation was very worrying as Kenyans were bearing the burden of a careless government which has also failed in taming corruption in the country.
Speaking during MUHURI’s 21st anniversary in Mombasa on Friday evening the Executive director Hassan Abdille appealed to the MP’s to focus more on Kenyans who were suffering the heavy cost of living.
Abdille said that the recent assent of the finance bill 2018 was shocking and the President ought to have exempted Kenyans from the heavy tax burden.
“We are in a very sorry state as a nation, bigger percentage of Kenyans cannot make ends meet, the government has thrown us into acute poverty,” noted Mr. Abdille.
The 8 percent VAT on fuel is already felt on the ground, most prices of basic commodities have shot up, how are we going to live?” posed Abdille.
The human rights defender said that MUHURI was ready to work with Members of the National assembly on the same course of rejecting the government heavy taxation to locals.
Abdille appealed to the MP’s not to relent but use all the available avenues in fighting the high taxation.
On his part, Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir said that it was time for the human rights defenders to team up with legislators for a noble course of taming the high cost of living in the country.
Nassir said that he was for zero taxation campaign and asked human rights Organisation to unite with the Members of the National Assembly to make the fight a success.
Their sentiments come amid heated debate over the high taxation after the assent of finance bill by President Uhuru Kenyatta after it was ‘forced’ through the National assembly on Thursday.