Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu has a filed an application in Court, seeking to stop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the County government of Kiambu and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), which sought to help the County collect Single Business Permit fees and Property taxes.
The MP argues that the MoU was illegal since most of the Kiambu residents were unaware of how the MoU would benefit them for there was no public participation before it was signed.
Waititu also said the MOU was illegal since it would bring confusion in the Kiambu County government’s tax collection system.
The partnership signed December 2016, aimed to enable the County government to leverage on KRA’s iTax platform to collect revenue through any of their 37 banks, as well as through mobile money transfer.
The implementation of the MoU would make it difficult for defaulters to operate without being detected since County revenue officers will have user rights on iTax to enable them generate billing slips through the system.