Photo:Migori Highway blocked by Motorists
Protests have reportedly kicked off in Migori over the rise in petrol costs.Roads have been blocked in Migori town as taxi drivers protest over high fuel prices.
Other parts of the country that have suspended transportation include Thika Super Highway where the main Highway to the city has been blocked by motorists.
Barely a day ago after the petrol was hiked,the Matatu association issued a Protest note which read as follows;
"This is to notify all motorists that tomorrow Thursday 16th september from 12.00 noon, we shall hold a countrywide demonstration regarding the rise in petrol price.
Please note that all matatus and buses will be parked along Thika road for as long as the government will act on the above matter. All travellers are therefore advised to postpone their traveling. Matatus and buses in Nairobi will not be operational until communicated."
Following the increase in fuel prices by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Matatu operators resorted to hike the prices charged on fare so as to cater for their operations.
Jamal Marlow Rohosafi who is the chairman of the Association of Matatu operators in Kenya confirmed that the new prices on fare will be effected from today's Thursday depending on the destination of the passengers.
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