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Protect Local Investors as You Fight COVID-19 ,Government Told


Bunge la Wananchi  is now asking the  government to provide an enabling environment to local companies as they fight the novel COVID-19  a move they say will save jobs.

Addressing the media on Thursday Bunge la Wananchi Chairman John Mark Ababu says the  lobby group is not happy the way  the Kenya Revenue Authority has been handling local companies such as Keroche Breweries that so far employs  hundreds of Kenyans.

According John mark  the government should re-evaluate  how they deal with local investors or else many will shut down fearing  hostility.

‘‘Right now we are  staring  job losses. we want to ask KRA to please go slow on how they deal with local companies because if we are not careful they will collapse and many will lose jobs.’’ He said.

KRA and Keroche  have been in a tussle over unpaid taxes which KRA  insist must be fixed.

Ababu has also asked government to  enhance fight against Covid 19 and save Kenyans from adverse economic effects.