The High Court in Bungoma, western Kenya on Thursday granted temporary orders stopping the levying of 16 per cent VAT on fuel products.
The petitioners represented by Advocate Ken Amondi argued that the Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich had flouted core constitutional principles and values in arriving at the decision which has caused a public outcry.
Justice Stephen Riechi further ordered that the matter be mentioned on September 12, 2018 at the High Court in Kisumu.
The petition was filed by a lobby group from Kisumu on September 3 under a certificate of urgency.
“I can confirm that we have been granted the orders to stop the fuel levy. We will serve the CS Treasury and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for implementation,” Mr Amondi said.
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