Lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi has poked holes into this year’s budget ahead of its reading.
He that the Kenyan taxpayer has not been benefiting from past annual budgets and he doesn’t see anything changing any soon.
Ahmednasir adds that the government rarely takes into consideration the needs of common citizens while coming up with the budget.
“Kenya's annual budget is a senseless ritual that has no relevance to the majority of Kenyans. The 5% that wait for the budget with palpable trepidation and those who have SECURED and LOADED their DEALS into the budget. This evening they will toss to a "good all round budget,” he said.
The National Treasury plans to spend Sh.3 trillion against Sh1.8 trillion in tax revenues. A number of leaders have raised concern over the budget terming it overambitious.
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich is likely to hit Kenyans hard with new taxes as the government seeks to fund different projects before President Uhuru Kenyatta completes his second and final term in office.
In the recent past, Kenyans have been decrying the rising cost of living among other concerns. They want the government to address the same in the budget.