Group Calls on Kenyan Government To Stop Taxing Imported Goods Intended for People Living With HIV/AIDS
The Action for Empowerment Organization on Sunday appealed to the Kenyan government to exempt taxes on goods imported into the country for HIV-positive people, Kenya's Daily Nation reports.
Sam Tushabe, international coordinator for the faith-based group, during a speech to launch the group's Kenya office criticized the government for taxing food, medication and clothes that have been donated and imported into the country for people living with HIV/AIDS. Tushabe said the government should not tax the goods because they are intended to help people living with the disease.
Tushabe during his speech also said his group aims to empower children and their guardians and called on the Kenyan government to protect children from violence, the Daily Nation reports (Daily Nation, 12/17).