President William Ruto’s 2023/2024 budget proposals as contained in the 2023 Finance Bill have come under sharp criticism for being unresponsive to the current high cost of living in the country and the state of the economy.
The increase in VAT on petroleum products from 8% to 16%, the introduction of a mandatory 3% housing levy for all salaried workers and the introduction of a digital services tax for digital content creators are among the proposals facing public outcry.

I joined Breakfast Central’s Olive Emodi and Osarogie Ogbomwan on Nigeria’s News Central TV to shed some light on the new proposals and how Kenyans are likely to be impacted.