The Kenyan government through the ICT ministry has announced they are in the final stages of developing a framework that will be used to tax foreign online streaming media services such as YouTube and Netflix.

The two services which are considered over-the-top services (OTT) will soon be required to declare the incomes they derive from Kenyan consumers.


Communications Authority director-general Francis Wangusi, in an interview with Business Daily said;

“Many countries especially developed ones have policies that guide these services, and that is where we are heading to as a country,”

What that means is an eventual rise in the price of a subscription to Netflix and a rise in the cost of advertising on Youtube. These are interesting times we live in.

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