Over the past two months, Kenyans have witnessed a rise in the prices of fuel, ranging from Kerosene to Petrol. This rise in the fuel prices also affected the general prices of commodities consumed by majority of the Kenyan population, causing outcry from Kenyans against the government.
With the rise in fuel prices in the country, Kenyans living near the Kenyan borders have responded with retaliation, often choosing to refuel their vehicles from the neighboring countries when the prices there are down compared to Kenya.
In Ethiopia, based on one of Kenyans on Twitter, some Kenyan drivers operating near the border have been crossing the boundary to refuel their cars on the other side of the other side of the border thanks to the lower prices of petrol in Ethiopia.
While Kenyan prices of gasoline fuel remains at prices above KES130, the same gasoline file retail at 24 Birr(KES 26.80) in Ethiopia according to Ismail.
"Kenyan cars filling up fuel on the other side of the border. Fuel is 24 birr per liter which is equivalent of Kshs 48 per liter. By the way Ethiopia is a landlocked country," informed Ahmed Mohamed through his twitter handle.
Reacting to his update, a number of Kenyans noted that the government was overtaxing her people. Here are some of the reactions:
Global Gasoline prices tracker— globalpetrolprices.com, official price of gasoline in Ethiopia is 21.530Birr. It is important to note that Ethiopia's prices are among the lowest in the world even though it is a landlocked nation.
In your own view, do you think Kenya is ovepricing the fuel prices? Kindly share with us your thoughts in the comments section below.
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