Taxpayers Are Your Dairy Cows, Be Nice to Them – Gachagua to Taxman

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Deputy President, Rigathi Gachagua, used the analogy of a dairy farmer who ought to treat his cows with specialised care to ensure they produce quality milk. 

Gachagua, while speaking to the Kenya Manufacturers Association Humanitarian Initiative on Friday, October 28, thus reminded the taxman to be less aggressive with taxpayers

In his argument, Gachagua noted that a cow cannot produce milk while being pricked and handled by an aggressive milker. 

“To the taxman, taxpayers are your dairy cow. Those who have done farming know that you have to be very kind to the cow to produce milk

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua during a meeting with governors from counties affected by drought on Monday, September 26, 2022.

Rigathi Gachagua

“You have to give it some hay, give it some dairy meal, milk it with some good oil for it to feel good,” Gachagua explained.

He further gave the example of farmers in Western countries who he claimed go the extra mile to play country music to soothe the dairy cows. 

The taxman was urged to create a friendly tax regime for Kenyans to benefit the country.

“If you shut down a factory, you are doing a disservice to the country. You are making thousands of Kenyans jobless and can no longer pay tax to fund the government,”

“No factory will be closed under our government, such issues can be amicably resolved,” he highlighted. 

Gachagua further urged Kenyans to pay their taxes to guarantee better services.

“We want to collect the tax in a dignified manner, and the President (William Ruto)has laid the groundwork for continued engagement.

“This is the new style of governance. Once you engage, you increase your knowledge. No one has a monopoly of knowledge,’ Gachagua stated.

The DP also directed the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Mithuka Linturi, to modernise the sector as his first task underlining that farmers are the next crop of billionaires. 

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Franklin Mithika Linturi appearing for vetting at the National Assembly Friday, October 21, 2022

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Franklin Mithika Linturi appearing for vetting at the National Assembly Friday, October 21, 2022

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