Three Nairobi residents in court to bar the enactment of the Finance bill


Three Nairobi residents in court to bar the enactment of the Finance bill
The Nairobi county government offices

In Summary

  • The three; David Caleb Otieno, Rajab Walale and Mulialia Okumu argue that there was no public participation in the process.
  • They want the court to issue an order declaring the legal notice on the provisional collection of taxes, fees, charges, levies and penalties order 2019 as null and void.

Three Nairobi residents on Friday moved to court seeking to stop Nairobi County government from passing into law the Nairobi City County Finance Bill 2019.

The three; David Caleb Otieno, Rajab Walale and Mulialia Okumu argue that there was no public participation in the process.

They noted that the legal notice by the county government is tantamount to denying the public the right to participate in public forums on the Finance Bill 2019 that started on July 30 and is supposed to end on August 16, 2019.

The three now want the court to issue an order declaring the legal notice on the provisional collection of taxes, fees, charges, levies and penalties order 2019 as null and void.

According to them, Nairobi County Finance and Economic Planning Department issued a legal notice to the county assembly indicating that the county executive would use the Nairobi County provisional collection of revenue act of 2013 to effect parts of the Finance Bill 2019.

This, they noted, would be before the debate and vote by MCAs, a notice that took effect on July 19, 2019.

Nairobi City County government and Nairobi City County Assembly have been named as respondents.

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