KIPPRA, in a collaboration with University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the National Treasury, held a stakeholder engagement meeting in Nairobi on on 11th October 2023 together with members of Alcoholic Beverages Association of Kenya (ABAK). The aim of the meeting was to dialogue with the industry players in the alcoholic beverages sector on issues relating to the excise tax system in Kenya. KIPPRA Policy Analysts Dr James Ochieng and Ms Hellen Chemnyongoi were joined by Mr Nathan Remcho from UCPH and Benard Apindi from The National Treasury and sought to gain a deeper understanding of the industry dynamics and present the data needs for the ongoing research work on “Redesigning the excise tax system in Kenya: Taxation of alcohol, cigarettes and petroleum products.”
The study is one of the priority research areas under the Government of Kenya The National Treasury, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), and the University of Copenhagen Development Economics Research Group collaborative three-year economic research and policy making project that is geared towards developing fourteen (14) research papers that will inform tax reforms in Kenya in the next three years. This research work will inform the Finance Bill and Budget for FY 2024/25.