Linturi, Mwangaza hit out at Meru MPs for allegedly inciting public to avoid paying taxes
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi and Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza have hit out at Meru lawmakers for allegedly inciting members of the public to not pay taxes.
According to Governor Mwangaza the MPs have been conducting “campaigns” within Meru county, encouraging residents to not pay taxes.
“It is something that is very shameful and as the governor of Meru, I will not accept that. The meeting that they had the other day in Maua, let them know that that is the last meeting that they will have telling people not to pay taxes,” she warned.
She stressed the need for development within the county noting that that was only possible if everyone pays their taxes.
“Everyone needs to pay their taxes for there to be development. If we don’t pay our taxes, where do we expect to get boreholes from? Where do we expect to get good roads from?,” she said.
CS Linturi backed governor Mwangaza’s call for payment of taxes stating that residents of Meru “have a responsibility to file levies or taxes that the county government of Meru is asking you to pay” in order to provide services to the public.
“When someone tells you to not pay taxes, ask them whether when you visit the hospital and there is no medicine or roads aren’t constructed, what would they want you to do?,” he said, urging residents to steer clear of dirty politics and instead focus on the betterment of the county.
In addition he stated his support for governor Mwangaza, asking residents to allow her do her job.
“We must support Kawira mwangaza by all means as the leader of this county because we want peace in this county. We can’t fight throughout,” he said.
They were speaking during the official opening of the Meru Agriculture show 2023.