Keroche Workers Want President’s Intervention Over KRA Tax Row

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Employees at Keroche Breweries Limited are appealing to President Kenyatta to intervene in the tax argument between Kenya Revenue Authority and their employer.

This follows the company’s announcement on plans to lay off 400 staff due to closure by KRA.

The employees have noted that they will be the biggest losers in the row because their families are already experiencing tough economic times.

They further revealed that they had not received their salary for the last four months due to current on and off squabbles between the company and the tax collector.

Despite KRA closing up the company last week, it issued notices to several banks against lending the brewer which has fully paralyzed the operations of the company.

The workers addressing the press at their factory led by their welfare chairman John Odhiambo, said the issue is no longer a Keroche-KRA matter.

“We are kindly pleading with the President and the Ministry of Labour to intervene as tens of families are undergoing untold suffering,” he said.

Odhiambo while narrating the suffering they have undergone as workers of the Brewer, he noted that KRA could have agreed with the management of Keroche and resolved the issue.

The workers said since Covid 19 pandemic, the company had closed on several occasions affecting production and their survival.

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