The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Saturday.

— Patients and their families could be headed for better times if the government adopts proposals by medical practitioners to reduce doctors’ fees.

Yesterday, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board presented its report to the Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki, recommending that the maximum and minimum fees charged by private practitioners be reduced by 20 percent. (Saturday Nation)

— Kenyans should brace for more taxes as the government moves to finance a 2.7 trillion shillings budget in the new financial calendar starting July.

More than 60 percent of the budget – 1.7 trillion shillings – will be used to pay civil servants’ wages, advertising costs, printing, foreign and domestic trips, according to the draft Budget Policy Statement (BPS). All this expenditure will come from taxes. (Saturday Standard)


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