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KIPPRA participated in the annual 16th edition of the Nairobi International Book Fair at Sarit Centre between 24-29 September 2013. The theme was “Our books, Our life, Our future.” The fair brought together entire knowledge fraternity that constituted of book sellers, publishers, content developers among others.
While giving his opening remarks, Kenya Publishers Association Chairman, Mr. Lawrence Njagi, noted the implications of the new law on Value Added Tax (VAT) on books. He argued that the law affects all of us and will make it even more difficult for people who already are struggling to afford basic needs to access books.
The Chief Guest, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary for Education, challenged the Kenya Publishers Association to take advantage of the “Laptop project” and provide materials that enhance critical reading and communication. He promised to explore the idea of the VAT in parliament through the Ministry of Education.
KIPPRA staff interacted with several members of the public who were out to learn more on the institute’s role and products.