Ruto’s govt won’t shut down businesses over tax disputes – Riggy G

Vice President Rigathi Gachagua aka Riggy G has said President William Ruto’s administration will not shut down business due to tax disputes with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

Citing the example of businessman Humphrey Kariuki’s factory which was shut down by the organization, Gachagua called for dialogue with investors, which he said is important for prosperity.

He explained that it was a stupid decision that he said would never happen again.

Riggy G
A photo file of DP Rigathi Gachagua

“The factory was paying about 50 million shillings in taxes every month. They sent the DCI there, the police, to shut it down, they arrested Humphrey Kariuki, a very smart Kenyan, a very honorable man, a man who struggled in his life and who built himself,” he said.

“The African Distillers factory owned by Humphrey Kariuki was closed and was paying Ksh. 50 million in taxes a month and in 3 years we lost Ksh. 1.8 billion, the money we need in this country. was a stupid decision and it will never happen in this administration.”

While urging Kenyans to pay their taxes diligently, he urged the revenue agency to collect the tax due in a dignified manner.

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