Mututho faults Treasury for hiking alcohol prices : The Standard
Mututho faults Treasury for hiking alcohol pricesFormer National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) Chairman John Mututho. Addressing the press in Nakuru, Mututho said hiking the prices of genuine alcohol will encourage production and consumption of cheap illicit brew. I totally disagree with the move to increase duty on alcohol,” said Mututho. “Bringing the cost of alcohol lower closer to that of illicit liquor will see the consumers move to the approved brands and kill consumption of chang’aa. The government has withdrawn the 10 per cent taxes imposed on importation of raw timber which will greatly affect timber towns most of which are in the Rift Valley.