Kenya is planning to introduce a 3% tax on the transfer of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens, according to proposals for the 2023 finance bill presented to lawmakers. Monetized online content will also be subject to a 15% tax. The Kenyan Treasury considers digital assets as property, and any gains from their sale, exchange, or disposal are subject to capital gains tax. Kenya ranks fifth globally in terms of cryptocurrency ownership, with 8.5% of the population owning crypto, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The proposal reflects global regulatory scrutiny of the cryptocurrency industry, with regulators increasingly concerned about the risks posed by unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges, such as fraud, money laundering, and market manipulation.