Paradigm Initiative condemns new internet tax in Kenya

28 September 2018

Internet

Online advocacy group Paradigm Initiative has lambasted Kenya's government for imposing a 15% excise duty on telephone and internet data services.

In a statement, the organisation said President Uhuru Kenyatta left Kenyans surprised by recently proposing an increase in Internet Tax through the alteration of the Finance Bill 2018.

"This Bill was earlier declared illegal by the High Court," read an excerpt from the statement.

"This tax increase comes at a time when subscribers are also paying increased fee on mobile money transfer services after the government raised excise duty from 10% to 20% in July 2018," it continued. Read the full article on ITWeb Africa here.