Two people have taken the government to court over the recent fuel price hike, claiming that the decision failed to take the common mwananchi into account.
Respondents included the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), National Assembly, and the Petroleum Cabinet Secretary, who were named by Isaiah Odando and Wilson Yata.
A reversal of the KRA Commissioner General's decision to adjust petroleum excise duty rates beginning October 1, 2021, subject to Cabinet Secretary and National Treasury approval, is one of the orders they seek.
petitioners claim that the respondent's ignored Kenyans' proper participation in the rate-adjusting process.
As a result of the high fuel tax, they claim that Kenyans are being further burdened.
“The respondents have failed to be transparent and accountable to Kenyans on information as to why Kenyan fuel price retails higher as compared to its landlocked neighbors and has tax higher than the landed price of fuel,” read court papers.
The two claim that the decision to raise fuel prices has resulted in higher living costs through their lawyer, Kenneth Omondi.
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