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Archbishop of Kenya: "It's immoral to tax the dead"

Posted on: January 28, 2014 6:12 PM
Related Categories: Abp Wabukala, Kenya

By John Nalianya, The Star

The Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has condemned a recent move by counties to tax bereaved families.

Speaking during the burial ceremony of his brother-in-law Jackson Mukhwana in Mayekwe village in Sirisia on Sunday, Wabukala said though counties are looking for ways to increase revenue, they should not be inhuman.

"The Anglican Church strongly opposes such bills, they are not only inhuman and immoral but also an abuse to devolution," he said.

Wabukala said bereaved families are affected psychologically and are not supposed to be overburdened. He said county governments should strive to ensure they alleviate poverty rather than overburden people with taxes.

Wabukala said county governments should look for alternative ways of collecting revenue.