Kenyan Called To Stop Taxing Imported Goods For People Living With HIV/AIDS

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The Actionfor Empowerment Organization on Sunday appealed to the Kenyan government toexempt taxes on goods imported into the country for HIV-positive people, Kenya'sDaily Nation reports.

Sam Tushabe, international coordinator for the faith-based group, during aspeech to launch the group's Kenyaoffice criticized the government for taxing food, medication and clothes thathave been donated and imported into the country for people living with HIV/AIDS.Tushabe said the government should not tax the goods because they are intendedto help people living with the disease.

Tushabe during his speech also said his group aims to empower children andtheir guardians and called on the Kenyan government to protect children fromviolence, the Daily Nation reports (Daily Nation,12/17).

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