Alcohol manufacturing companies that were closed during former President Uhuru Kenyatta's regime were offered a reprieve after the new government reverted the orders.
Reports indicated that at least 26 companies would reportedly benefit from the directive, most of which are companies shut down over tax disputes.
Most companies scheduled for reopening were said to be located in Thika in Kiambu County and Rift Valley.
The new administration accused Uhuru and his allies of criminalising enterprises, a move which they claimed affected the economy.
In a recent address, Gachagua asked the taxman to be more compassionate to taxpayers and refrain from harassing them to pay taxes.
"To the taxman, taxpayers are your dairy cow. Those who have done farming know that you must be very kind to the cow to produce milk.
"You have to give it some hay, give it some dairy meal, milk it with some good oil for it to feel good," Gachagua explained.
He further insisted that the closure of businesses harms the country more.
"If you shut down a factory, you are doing a disservice to the country. You are making thousands of Kenyans jobless and can no longer pay tax to fund the government,"
"No factory will be closed under our government, such issues can be amicably resolved," he highlighted.
During KRA Taxpayers Day, held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on Friday, October 28, Ruto urged the taxman to change the tax collection method.
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