Kiambu leaders lock horns over Finance Bill

Kiambu women representative, Gathoni Wamucomba lashed at Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu over the increased levies to small entrepreneurs saying the move would kill the small traders.
Speaking at Thika when she was launching Mama Care initiative, the Kiambu women representative told the governor to stick to his words and honour his announcement that hair dressers and barbers will not pay for single business permits.
Wamucomba said that Kiambu residents would reject the Kiambu finance bill since the county government has tripled the levies to 100-300 per cent a thing that has been opposed totally by the residents during the recent public participation meetings.
She further said that, her Mama Care project was aimed at rehabilitating the youths who have been addicted to drug and alcohol abuse including helping small entrepreneurs like hair dressers and barbers in their endeavors.
She also thanked President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta for allocating funds to their kitty saying, women representatives represented a whole county unlike members of parliament thus a need to be considered for more allocations. She was accompanied by her Elgeyo Marakwet counterpart Jane Jepkorir Kiptoo Chebaibai who echoed her sentiments and asked the government to consider pumping more funds in the kitty so that they can be able to help more groups.
Thika hair dressers and barbers decried that Governor Waititu had exempted them from paying levies in an announcement he publicly made during his campaign pledges last year. They said the levies were too heavy for them.

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