The primary concern of the tobacco industry is making profit from its business while the principal objective of governments around the world is to protect and preserve the lives of citizens. These two objectives are irreconcilable so the tobacco industry uses numerous tactics to delay or block the adoption of strong measures to protect populations against [...]
NTA in partnership with Tax Justice Network undertook a research study on "Effects of Tobacco Taxation on Tobacco Consumption in Kenya." The two major objectives of the study were: To review tobacco taxation and consumption in Kenya To analyse the effects on tobacco taxes on tobacco consumption. The findings of this study report will greatly [...]
The current cigarette tax structure (two-tiers of Ksh. 2,630 per mille for cigarette with filters and Ksh. 1,893 per mille for plain cigarettes is problematic & does not align with public health objectives of reducing consumption of tobacco products: The rates fall way below the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended and therefore promote affordability of [...]
On December 1, 2015, the Kenya Excise Duty Bill 2015 went into effect, switching the tax system from a hybrid to a uniform specific rate of KShs 2,500/1,000 cigarettes, or “mille”, increasing tax over the previous Finance Act 2012 system (i.e., KShs 1200/mille), and adjusting the tax for changes in inflation. It is estimated that the [...]
An infographic on Public perception on mental health, level of awareness of individuals with mental illness amongst the general public and general public’s awareness of initiatives undertaken by the government to address mental health issues.
Overview The Trafﬁc (Amendment) Bill, 2014 focuses on four main issues; Introduction of 30 kph speed limits on roads close to schools Installation of speed calming measures on roads near schools Regulation of school transport Introduction of statutory penalties for exceeding speed limits Reduction of speed; Clause 1 of the Bill sets a speed limit [...]