By Anwar Sadat
The Kenyan media is a big let down. They have moved from the fourth estate to the fifth estate, Joining Mutahi Ngunyi in propagating Jubilee propaganda rather than have thorough and objective reporting.
They know EABL wrote to the government, protesting higher taxes and they even threatened to close down their Ruaraka plant if Jubilee doesn’t streamline it’s tax policy. They know this was the subject of Uhuru and EABL meeting today, but that is not news to them.
Even the current EABL plant in Ruaraka has less than 10,000 employees but somehow, the Kenyan media wants you to believe that some factory will be built in Kisumu to employ 110,000 Kenyans!!
EABL will not be building any factory in Kisumu. Those are fake news from President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee, saying anything in desperation in their attempt to hoodwink Kenyans.
The EABL visited President Uhuru Kenyatta to register their complaints and disapproval of the constantly changing tax that Jubilee is charging the company. EABL complained uncertain tax policies by the Jubilee government is detrimental to their business.
Statehouse called for the meeting to discuss issues raised by EABL in a letter they wrote to the Jubilee government on February 26, 2017 in which they had threatened to close their Kenyan factory if the government didn’t streamline its tax policy.
Uhuru hope that Kenyans will fall for their cheap lies.
Meanwhile, somebody remind Uhuru that EABL is a commercial company and not government owned. He is not the company’s corporate communications chief and it doesnt matter if his family owns about 7% of the company.
Jubilee will fall on 8/8/17 even with the help of the Kenyan media.