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    Alcohol, bottled water, and fruit juices are all expected to increase in price.

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    It is anticipated that the cost of alcohol, bottled and packaged water, and fruit juices would all go up.

    The modifications will go into effect after the new excise duty rate, according to a gazette notification published on Tuesday.

    From the previous taxes of Sh13.30 per litre, all fruit and vegetable juices will now be taxed at Sh14.14 per litre.

    The price per litre for bottled and packaged water would increase to Sh6.41 from Sh6.03.

    Beer, cider, perry, mead, opaque beer, and other blends of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages not exceeding 6 percent now have a litre tax of Sh142.44.

    Beer, cider, perry, mead, opaque beer, and any combinations of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks not surpassing 6 percent now have a litre tax of Sh142.44 instead of Sh134.

    Spirits and other alcoholic beverages with a 6 percent or higher alcohol content will cost Sh356.42 per litre. They were formerly taxed at Sh335.30 per liter.

    From Sh229 per litre, wines and any other alcoholic beverages made from fermented fruits will henceforth be taxed at Sh243.43.

    Beer that has been powdered will be excised at Sh129.53 per litre rather than Sh121.85.

    Filtered cigarettes will now have a tax of Sh4,067.03 per kg instead of Sh3,825.99 per kg, while unfiltered cigarettes will now have a tariff of Sh2,926.41 instead of Sh2,752.97 per kg.

    The adjustment raises the tax on cigars, cheroots, and cigarillos to Sh16,260.29 per kg from Sh15,296.60 per kg.

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