Yesterday Treasury Cabinet Secret Henry Rotich read the 2019-2020 budget and boda boda riders, alcohol, cigarettes, betting firms have been hit hard.
While addressing the nation, CS said,
Mr. Speaker, excise duties on alcohol and tobacco will be increased as follows: a 750ml bottle of wine will have an excise duty of Ksh.136 which is Ksh.18 more from the current rate; the duty of a bottle of whisky will go up by Ksh.24 to Ksh.182 for a 750ml bottle. The excise duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes will increase by Ksh.8 to Ksh.61 per packet.
Well, this has ignited mixed reactions among smokers and drinkers and below are reactions from
Owen Hinga 24 sio mingi angeongeza 200
Shaqiri Mane Tutakunywa tu bado #Budget2019
Cyprian Oduor After every financial year drunkards like me are required to go deep in pocket do they want us to drink local brews there are other venues to collect tax not whisky and cigarettes
Violah Saisi Tutakunywa tu
Kiramkeel Mwambie ata waongeze 100
Bernard Koech To encourage Kenyans to grow grapes, and learn how to make wine, the price of locally produced wine should be zero-rated for ten years.
Beaty Betty Tutaokoka sasa
Caroline Jepchumba Think I support him on this one,it should be very expensive so that our youth can’t afford n the money spend on this goes to sth constructive
Angie Maya Only? Nobody can stop reggae
Dun Comtol Pombe tutakunywa tu chupa ya kwanza ndio tu huwa expee hizo zingine nikuiitisha tu🤣🤣
— Tonny sanya (@sanyatonny1) June 13, 2019
Musomba Eric Nguli A moment of silence to the walevis and Gabler’s in the house please.
Bernard Otengo Will be drinking in Uganda as usual, who cares
Fernando Morientes We shall drink,Smoke and place bets despite the beating
Kipronoh Sadok I think we should seek to have the patience and tolerance ya walevi. Almost every budget since Moi took over, the tax on drinking goes up bila huruma.
Meitukut Sansad Lemaa Why is the government treating cigars and alcoholic drinks sinful
Masizenicechrisuri Uri They are hunting for the poor man like a rat.ata kapombe kakutoa stress walai amekaushwo.what do you expect? bangi the better option
Kabiru Wa Irimu Govt should by now realize increasing taxes on alcohol has never solved any financial deficits because they have been increasing alcohol taxes since Charles Darwin wrote theory of evolution na bado tuko na madeni
KingCamfield DeMata Changilwa Hapo kwa pombe tutaandamana. Start taxing this religious institution, they are earning more than public companies
JustusGwaro Smokers and alcohol users mnajenga kenya
Manasse Thank God I quit smoking 🚬 in my younger days.