Two died in tax hike protests in Kenya

Nairobi, June 23 (UNI) The death toll among protesters against tax hikes in Kenya has risen to two, the Citizen Digital news portal reported on Saturday.

On Friday, the Star newspaper reported that at least one person was killed and at least 200 others were injured during protests in Kenya against a draft budget.

On Tuesday, Star reported that a protest against tax hikes was organized in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, which prompted police to use tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

Later, AFP reported that the Kenyan government had revised plans to raise taxes on a number of goods and services. The draft budget was amended to cancel, among other things, the introduction of a 16% value-added tax on the purchase of bread, transportation of sugar, use of mobile and financial services and transactions with foreign currency. The parliament is expected to adopt the final version of the draft budget on June 30.

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