KRA yet again drove Kenyans into turmoil after imposing a tax charge for anyone carrying goods more that USD 500 at the airport.
The taxman made the announcement through a post shared on Twitter.
“When travelling you will be allowed to carry personal or household items worth USD 500 and below. Anything above the amount shall be subjected to tax,” KRA posted.
This decision has angered Kenyans who did not shy away from blasting KRA. As a result, KRA was forced to pull down the post due to the negative reactions.
According to majority of the tweets, Kenyans did not find sense behind the decision that appeared rather an extortion to milk more money from their pockets in the name of taxation.
“If Kenyan government wants to get easy money, let them implement traffic rules. We don’t obey traffic rules. They can collect 10M fines in a day. But they have to clean the department first. It will be a win win, less traffic accidents and more money to the government, ” commented legitmoryn
“They’re a menace!!! Which country does not allow its citizens to bring gifts back?! Taxing and the moment you leave the roads are full of potholes! Ndani ya airport umekutana na kina nani wanakungojea kama hawks? No pleasure in travelling these days cuz they stress you out from the moment you arrive and they cant prove if you’re travelling from work ama. As long as its seen, baaaas pthoooo KUSINYA TUUU, ” said upendodoula
“Why carry things in their original package? Just make sure that whatever you have on you has some proof that is yours. Lets say you buy an iphone abroad, remove it from its original package and download an app to show you are the owner. Mayne you have bought a laptop, say one is for office work and the other one is personal. You don’t have to be a genius to know all these,” wrote christophbaldwin