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County levies will do more harm than good

January 29, 2014

My concern is the article ' County taxes illegal, says Treasury ' in Wednesday's Daily Nation . As a small trader, I'm faced with great financial strains in balancing the accounts and planning to grow my business because of the new county levies. Nairobi County has just served us with a notice demanding huge rates. This is more than double the usual amount that we have been paying. How are we to continue in business without passing on the unfair increases to the consumer? This brazen attitude by the county leaders to raise funds for their needs ultimately ends up hurting the poor. CHRIS REBEIRO , Nairobi

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Source: Nation (Kenya)

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