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Kenya: civil disobedience

Vitu Vingi Sana writes members of Karengata Association who have refused to pay taxes to the Nairobi City Council: “The members of Karengata (Karen & Langata) Association were fed up of paying taxes for either poor or non-existent services by the Nairobi City Council. So they set up a parallel authority that collected the rates/taxes but used the funds collected to provide services.”

  • ThirdEye105

    So what this action really did is that it dumped the revenue burden on the rest of the wanainchi, and one can imagine how much tax is evaded in Kenya, so the Government had an even greater challenge to provide services out of the proverbial thin air.

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