In Summary

  • Justice Mugure Thande ruled that the controversial act will proceed to a full trial
  • Before the ruling, human rights activists s chained themselves on the grills of the Milimani Law Courts wall singing anti-taxation chants

The High Court on Monday, July 10 refused to lift conservatory orders suspending the implementation of the Finance Act 2023.

Justice Mugure Thande ruled that the controversial act will proceed to a full trial.

The High Court further certified the matter as urgent and transmitted the petition to Chief Justice Martha Koome to constitute a three-judge bench for hearing and determination of the case.

“High Court confirms suspension of the Finance Act, 2023. Holds that Kenyans would be unfairly subjected to taxes that could be found unlawful.

“The public interest lies in suspending the Act for now. The state will not be prejudiced. The court certifies the matter for an expanded bench,” stated Katiba Institute.

Before the ruling, human rights activists s chained themselves on the grills of the Milimani Law Courts wall singing anti-taxation chants.

Crusaders expressed frustrations

The crusaders were dressed  in sacks to display  their frustrations.

“No Finance law! Down with over-taxation!” the protesters sang, decrying the high cost of living.

Their protest happened just minutes before a High Court ruling on the Finance Act petition.

During  the entire  afternoon  the protesters  accused  president  William Ruto  of inhumane  hiking tax

By Rodgers Oduor

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