By Anwar Sadat
As the billionaires and millionaires within the inner sanctum of the jubilee administration continue to bleed dry the coffers at National treasury, ordinary Kenyans must prepare themselves for a bumpy and turbulent financial times a head. Uhuru Kenyatta is not and will never be the president of the poor Kenyans.
His administration is not fazed by the suffering of ordinary Kenyans, and that is why as their ability to obtain syndicated loans to fund bloated projects diminish, the Jubilee administration will resort to increasing taxes, and expand the tax bracket by actions such as taxing BodaBoda operators, Vinyozi and Salons, small scale business owners, etc to try and collect as much money as possible from the already overtaxed and overburdened Kenyans.
The problem is even compound when companies associated with these same billionaires and millionaires use loopholes in taxation laws and pricing transfer to evade paying their rightful share of taxes.
The president is not concerned that inflation rose, or that Kenyans will with have to carry taps with them or forgo drinking water because of tax hike, or that those Kenyans who had hoped that one day they may own a used car will now have to wait longer because an additional Kshs 200000 have added to the cost of importing the car, or that those Kenyans who had hoped to start BodaBoda will have to wait longer because they have to pay an extra Kshs 10000 per bike, or that bus fare will go up because the price of fuel have gone up, or that the prices of goods will go up because the cost of production have increased due to increase in fuel prices.
Therefore those still dreaming that the billionaire occupant of statehouse will loose sleep because University students can’t repay back their student loans because they have no job, or people dying waiting for chemotherapy machines at KNH, or teachers committing suicide because they have missed their September pay, or Kenyans complaining about higher taxes and prices, or that NYS youths building Somalia wall have not been paid, must wake up to the reality that Uhuru Kenyatta is not and never will be the president of poor Kenyans.
He is and will always be the president of the rich Kenyans. Poor Kenyans!!! You are on your own!!! And God for us all. We may just experience the return of those KANU days when chiefs “collected ” chickens and goats from wanainchi in villages as tax obligations, to fund Jubilees greed and appetite for corruption.