There is a growing call among Kenyans for public education and awareness programs to help them understand the various taxes and remittances required by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). In response to this, residents from the Kiamariga area in Laikipia organized a public awareness forum, which was facilitated by KRA officials from Nyahururu. The forum was well-received by the residents, who expressed their desire for regular engagements of this nature.
During the forum, a businessman named Francis Mureithi emphasized the need for the government to ensure equal distribution of resources. His sentiment was supported by two other individuals who believed that these forums were beneficial as they provided an opportunity for people to engage with KRA officials and gain knowledge about their tax obligations and responsibilities.
The government has been facing challenges in generating sustainable tax revenues due to various issues experienced across the country. In this regard, taxpayer education plays a vital role. By providing education on taxes and remittances, the public can be better informed and individuals, as well as businesses, may voluntarily comply with tax obligations.
By promoting public education and awareness, the government can enhance understanding and compliance with tax regulations, ultimately contributing to the sustainable generation of tax revenues.