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KTN news anchor rants over newly imposed housing levy

By NAHASHON MUSUNGU September 23rd, 2018 2 min read

KTN news anchor Linda Ogutu has shared her misgivings with the new law which will compel Kenyans to fund a multi-billion government housing project.

The ever-smiling presenter took to her official Twitter page to rant over the bill that was signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday.

Ms Ogutu expressed her reservations to the idea of being taxed to fund for the construction of houses which she has little chances of ever owning.

The newly-introduced housing levy that will have Kenyans deducted 1.5 percent from their monthly salaries to help finance a new low cost house funding.

The initial bill proposed by the National Treasury was at 0.5 per cent of the gross pay per month matched by employers, but this was rejected by MPs last month.

However, President Kenyatta reinstated the levy raising it even higher to 1.5 percent.

The news anchor’s sentiments are a reflection of the general resentment from the public over the government’s decision to impose these taxes on Kenyans.