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Uproar As Fuel Prices Are Expected To Shoot Even Higher

The Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Honourable John Munyes, has left Kenyans with mixed reactions. This is after his sentiments that Kenyans should expect even higher fuel prices from next month. According to him, Kenya charges the highest taxes on petrol, kerosene and diesel compares to some countries like Uganda and Tanzania.

Photo: CS Munyes (Courtesy)

He therefore said that the ministry can do little to change the situation and that the possibility of those prices shooting even upper are very high. This, he explained to a Senate Energy Committee, is as a result of the dynamics of the global oil prices which are expected to escalate.

His sentiments have since sparked mixed reactions from Kenyans who have found themselves between a hard surface and a rock. The increasing of fuel prices is a double edged sword. In as much as it might boost the economy, it will leave many struggling to earn their daily bread.

Photo: Courtesy

The increase may lead to escalation of prices of essential commodities. Kenyans are now appealing to the government to intervene and cushion them even as the country struggles with the third wave of covid-19.

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