Ealiar this month the energy regulatory body and petroleum board adjusted the fuel prices to the highest in a long time. This was the topic of discussion and now parliament has indulged in to the matter in full force. In what is seen as a move to limit such occurrences in future, law makers were tough on the two bodies representatives who have increased the number of levies on the commodity once imported in to the country. For instance, the roads maintainance levy which was insignificant in past days was increased from 0.4 cents to Kshs 5. Other countries in the region and who use Kenyan roads to transport their fuel do not charge such a levy in their respective countries.
The parliament held a heated debate yesterday and everyone was keen to try and help have the price of the commodity regulated as well as adjusted to an imaginary figure like other parts.
Despite the debate and vote to adjust the fuel.prices, Kenyans will continue to suffer the burden of high prices untill next month once the adjustments are scheduled to be done. This is coming at a time when the president has ordered for the electricity charges to also go down. High electricity prices also results to expensive production and hence an increase in prices of most of the commodities in the country.
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