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Cigarette, Alcohol Prices Set To Go Up


Alcohol and wine prices are set to go up following the reading of the 2019/2020 budget by CS Henry Rotich.

In the budget read by Rotich, 750 ml whiskey set to go up by Ksh. 24 while Wine will also go up by Ksh.

” I propose to increase the excise duty of cigarettes and wines and spirits by 15 percent. Mr. Speaker excise duty on alcohol and tobacco will be increased as follows, A 750 ml bottle of wine will have an excise duty of 136 shillings which is 18 shillings more,” said Rotich.

“The duty of a bottle of whiskey will go up by 24 shillings to 182 for a 750 ML bottle,” he further stated.

Cigarette prices are also set to go up by eight shillings from the current Ksh. 53 a packet to Ksh. 61 a packet.