The federation of Kenyan Employers has dismissed the directive to implement the proposed 1.5% levy on salaries starting this month.
According to FKE, the housing fund levy remains suspended at least until May 20th 2019 when the case will be mentioned in court.
“Our attention has been drawn to the public notice published in today’s dailies. The notice by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works in conjunction with Kenya Revenue Authority has issued a go ahead on the implementation of the Housing Fund Levy with effect May 9, 2019. This is contrary to the Court Orders which are still in force,” said FKE Director Ms Jacqueline Mugo.
Ms Mugo further indicated that FKE was present in court on April 8, 2019 and obtained an extension of the court orders suspending the implementation of the housing levy.
“The FKE attended court on the April 8, 2019 for the further mention of this case and obtained an extension of the court orders suspending the implementation of the Housing Levy up to May 20, 2019 when the case will come up again for mention for further directions from the court on the hearing and determination of this case.” She added.
Earlier today, reports that the government will take 1.5% of Kenyans salaries starting this month in an aim to fund Uhuru’s affordable homes as indicated in the big 4 agenda had caused unrest among citizens.