Kenyans are protesting a directive by the revenue authorities seeking to tax personal or household items worth FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS and above from visiting tourists and citizens returning to the country.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) says all goods whether new or used within that amount are subject to taxation.
The directive has sparked a public outcry, with many Kenyans saying that the move would scare away tourists.
A section of MPs said some KRA officials have been taking advantage of the directive to harass tourists, giving the country bad publicity.
Tourism Minister Alfred Mutua described the KRA move as one of the reasons the number of tourists visiting the country has been declining.