Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has called on the government to put into consideration if they will enact the lockdown issue following the outbreak of coronavirus.
Taking his Facebook page, Kabogo urged member of parliament to structure the lockdown bill that will accommodate everyone in the society.
The former governor said that MPs be recalled to enact a lockdown bill which will address the renting issues ranging from sh 20,000 and below.
He said that those below the sh 20,000 not to charge rent and be allowed the alternative minimum tax (amt) as an expenditure for tax purposes.
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Kabogo further proposed that all wage payers pay wages during a lockdown and report the expense accounts (exps) for income tax purposes. (spend tax at source).
“MPs be recalled to enact a lockdown bill which will-1. landlords of Sh.20k and bellow don’t charge rent and be allowed that amt. as an expenditure for tax purposes. 2. All wage payers to pay wages during a lockdown and report the expense for income tax purposes. (spend tax at source),” he said.
“80% per cent of Kenyans live hand to mouth, lockdown is good but consider a bill that would favour landlord not to charge rent for three months as desperate times calls for desperate measures,” he said.