Ever wondered what are the most exorbitant places in the world to live and die in. Kiambu county in central Kenya leads the pack, others just slither. Singapole which is a city and a county located in South East Asia has maintained the number one slot in the world followed by Geneva, the home of International Red Cross. Forget about Helsinki, the capital city of Finland which boasts of the largest ship building industry in the world, Kiambu county is the home of declining large scale coffee and tea farming and large scale illicit beer production and consumption, a dire situation brought about by abject poverty, desperation, hopelessness and lack of employment among the youth. The situation is bound to be even worse following the enactment of a financial bill doomed to 'raise' the living standard of Kiambu residents in a single day. The Kiambu county dream team, The Committee On Finance, Planning and Trade is the proud author of this paper tiger.
      The Kiambu County Finance Bill has created a lot of heat on its publication and its bound to course ripples once it becomes an act . It will nor longer be a smooth ride for the Kiambu peasants and tycoons as well as this bill is meant to strangle every penny from a living creature to the rotting carcasses meant for the wild dogs.
     General kiosk traders will be required to pay upto Ksh 550 per week. Collection of a dead hen or cat will require Ksh 400 fee and Ksh 4000 for dead donkeys, pigs and other large carcasses. 
     Street cobblers will pay Ksh 100 per month to be allowed to mend your shoe within Kiambu county. Salons will pay Ksh 1000 per month.
     Transporters of building stones will now be required to obtain an annual permit of Ksh 15,000 per lorry and each stone ferried will be subjected to a cess of Ksh 1.00.
     Grave fees will be Ksh 4500 for adults, 3000 for children and a whooping Ksh 2500 for infants. Adults dying outside Kiambu county will be subjected to a Ksh 10,000 and those lucky enough to die within the county will pay Ksh 8,000 to secure a resting place in a six feet deep grave withing the county. Nevertheless, if you are bound to train the public on safety measures and disaster preparedness like fire fighting, you will in future be required to pay Ksh 10,000 to perform this crucial service. The scribes and men of God have not been spared either. It will cost Ksh 5,000 to spread the word of God in any open ground within the county.
     A Ksh 10 fee will be chargeable to sell a tray of eggs in the local market. Chang'aa brewers have not been spared either. A ton of sukari nguru will charged Ksh 200.
     To slaughter a chicken, Ksh 30 will be plucked off your kitchen budget as in the case of Ksh 150 for a goat. Every litre of milk you sell from your shamba, 50 cents is what the county will charge you . It will weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.
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