The United States is pushing for an overarching agreement on taxation through the Group of 20 economic forum, something supported by Google. By AFPMore by this AuthorWASHINGTON,US President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on internet services that will hit American tech giants especially hard, officials said Wednesday. The probe into unfair trade practices could pave the way for Washington to impose punitive tariffs — something Trump has done repeatedly since taking office. Despite the objections to the French tax proposal, however, the statement said the United States will continue to work with other advanced economies to address the conundrum of how to tax tech companies. The United States is pushing for an overarching agreement on taxation through the Group of 20 economic forum, something supported by Google.
July 11, 2019 00:00 UTC
This, he argues, will combat the growing trend where criminals have been using stolen ID cards to register sim cards and use the same to commit crime. If implemented, the PS told the Senate Committee on ICT, that mobile service providers will be able to send an alert to the clients registered under the same ID card or any other identification document notifying them of the new sim card registered under their number. Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina had protested that the telecommunication industry had failed to tighten the rules sim card registration. “We have given instructions that customers need to consent to the use of the information and data possessed by these institutions," he said. Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.
DPP approves prosecution of 69 in tax evasion racketKenya Revenue Authority (KRA) employees who were interdicted two months ago could be charged with abetting tax evasion and corruption.Sixty-nine of the 75 staff who were sent packing are likely to appear in court next Thursday after their charges were approved. Among the offenses detectives are investigating are tax evasion, money laundering, abuse of office and neglect of duty. The employees were arrested on May 10 at KRA Domestic Taxes and Customs and Border Control departments. KRA had said 75 staff members were suspected of involvement in activities that undermined the institution’s mandate by abetting tax evasion and facilitating access to services through bribery and corruption. Sixty-one of the suspects are from the Domestic Taxes department while 14 are from the Customs and Border Control department.
Youth engagement in public life has direct economic, political, social, and cultural implications. While youth can form the most energetic and innovative segment of the population, if unemployed and excluded, they can be a source of social disruption. Doors must remain open to youth participation in socio-economic development processes, civic engagement, political and governance participation. Third, expanding and broadening the base of youth civic engagement must be prioritised and supported. Finally, youth engagement in public life does not take place in a vacuum.
New terrorism bill wrong strategy against extremismParliament building. The responsibility to implement the strategy is with the National Counter Terrorism Centre. Senate Bill No 20 of 2018 is counter-productive to this effort of employing a soft power approach by winning hearts and minds in the war on violent extremism. In totality, these amendments are contrary to the National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism that seeks to have a community-centered approach to tackling radicalisation. The amendments will alienate the same stakeholders- parents, school administrators and teachers- that the strategy wants to leverage on in the fight against radicalisation and violent extremism.
He advocated greater investment and reforms in the war against terrorism, saying that terrorist groups, and in particular Al Qaeda’s affiliates, splinter groups, and those it has inspired have an active presence in Africa. “These groups take territory, disrupting the rule of law and enjoyment of freedoms, and in some cases even posing existential threats to the Nation-State. SEE ALSO :Government mulls Sh3 billion kitty for coffee farmersHe said the entire continent was a target of terrorist groups warning that these groups were mutating rapidly. “The most important immediate goal is to ensure Al Qaeda and ISIS affiliates and surrogates do not hold any territory in Africa. "For terrorism to be defeated, it is essential that African counter-terrorism is holistic, well-funded, underpinned by respect for human rights, and, most importantly, backed by strong political will," said Gutteres.
Gideon Moi's game plan to succeed Uhuru in 2022 pollTiaty MP William Kamket at a past interview. SEE ALSO :Kamket: Kalenjins will not elect a thief as president in 2022“Where has Ruto reached in his marathon running left and right? SEE ALSO :Gideon, Kalonzo back anti-corruption fight"Why is everyone talking about him (Gideon) if he’s not running? “The covenant between him and President Uhuru Kenyatta was written in blood. There is a ready-made replacement in Gideon Moi,” said Kamket.
Part of the evidence is the Auditor General’s report that showed more than Sh4 billion was paid for the stalled work. The team had on Tuesday met Italian ambassador to Kenya Alberto Pieria and talked about fighting graft and related crimes. “The discussions centred on possible collaboration between Italy, EACC, DCI and ODPP on capacity building, mutual legal assistance and investigation in combating corruption,” said Twalib Mbarak, the EACC CEO. SEE ALSO :Three CSs to face trial over Sh65b dams scamNational Treasury CS Henry Rotich paid Sh11.1 billion as the insurance premium for the Sh65 billion loan to build the two dams. The probe files have been moving to and from the ODPP’s with various recommendations to charge at least 22 individuals.
Police investigating case where woman killed husband, two children before committing suicide[David Gichuru/Standard]Police are investigating claims a 32-year-old woman killed her husband, their two children and committed suicide at their Thome estate home in Nairobi.Police said they want to find out if there was any other party that could be involved in the murders. It was then that the local Nyumba Kumi chairman was alerted, and upon going to the couple’s house, he found the entire family of four dead. It was alleged that the woman must have strangled their two children aged 14 and three before hanging herself with a rope in the house. Meanwhile, a former ward representative shot a woman dead before turning the gun on himself on Wednesday in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County. “The woman was operating a chemist but whether she was his wife is what we cannot confirm at the moment,” said Mwika.
SEE ALSO :3 things a smart person should be thinking about retirementHowever, as grim as it might seem, early retirement is still a possibility for millennial. In recent years, some young people have joined the FIRE movement- an acronym for “financial independence, retire early.” If you want to retire early, here are some ideas to work with:First things first, you need to define what retirement means to you. SEE ALSO :RBA mulls new savings plan for informal sectorBeing able to retire is highly dependent on savings. If you want to retire early, consider your savings the first bill you have to pay each month. Before you set off on this journey, know that early retirement isn’t for everyone.
In an application, Nyakundi wants title deeds of Omugala’s property surrendered to enable her dispose them off, claiming she had “run out of means of livelihood”. The twin applications came up yesterday in Machakos during a pre-trial conference of the murder trial in which Ms Omungala and four others have been linked to the killing of Chesang, a lawyer. Chesang’s family, however, did not raise objections to Ms Omungala being handed over title deeds of the properties that she did not own jointly with her late husband. “I cannot state who is entitled to them at this particular stage,” he said of the property. Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.
Shock for Kenya Power token users caught in a web of fraudA view of Stima Plaza building in Parklands, Nairobi. This reporter visited several Kenya Power offices posing as a victim of the scam after receiving complaints from readers who shared receipts indicating negative account statements. The customers, the Kenya Power agent added, should have sensed something was amiss. It was then that Sawira resorted to calling the Kenya Power customer care number. She had to endure a weekend in darkness and on Monday walked into a Kenya Power office hoping that her problem would be swiftly resolved.
Zero unmet needs for family planning; zero maternal deaths; and zero violence and harmful practices against women and girls, including child marriage and female genital cutting. In developing countries, many women die every day from preventable causes during pregnancy or while giving birth. Of much concern is some 214 million women who want to prevent pregnancies but do not use modern methods of contraception. Globally, about 39,000 girls are forced into marriages every day while four million are subjected to female genital cutting yearly. As we rhyme with the theme of this day, “25 Years of the ICPD: Accelerating the Promise”, we envision inclusiveness and equality for all.
July 10, 2019 21:00 UTC
Most of them are victims of poor governance that has birthed hopelessness among the masses, who then target Europe and the Middle East for resettlement. Nevertheless, condemnation, or even prosecution, of those committing the heinous crimes against the migrants should never be the end of the story. All these were on the openly perilous journey to Europe and, perhaps, the Middle East to seek opportunities. Nevertheless, condemnation, or even prosecution, of those committing the heinous crimes against the migrants should never be the end of the story. Most of them are victims of poor governance that has birthed hopelessness among the masses, who then target Europe and the Middle East for resettlement.
July 10, 2019 20:48 UTC
The move comes as the taxman, who has perennially missed tax targets, moves to seal revenue leaks against the backdrop of ever higher collection targets set by the Treasury. Past attempts by the KRA to roll out the system have failed after its implementation was opposed in court. On Tuesday, KRA said it is engaging manufacturers for a smooth roll-out of the system. The fora will target licensed manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of bottled water, juices, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages and cosmetics,” she added. Treasury CS Henry Rotich is seeking to raise Sh242.2 billion in excise taxes in the 2019/2020 year compared to a target of Sh210.1 billion previously.
July 10, 2019 18:45 UTC