Just days after fuel prices rose sharply in the country, motorists will now be forced to dig even deeper into their pockets as further increase in prices is anticipated. With the highest price increase going upto Sh. 7.63 per litre in diesel and kerosene.
Yesterday, mining and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes had asked Kenyans to expect increase fuel prices this month. Munges however regretted claiming there was very little his ministry could do about the matter.
This now comes amid economic hardship among Kenyans, with lockdown in some parts of the country. Concerns have so far been raised to the Government with Citizens urging the President to review the Covid-19 guidelines. Some have been forced to close business over a ban that was raised on businesses such as bars.
In March 16th, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna had defended the Government over rise in fuel prices insisting that a global increase in the prices which affects the Pump Prices in Kenya is beyond the Government control.
"What you are seeing in this country is what is happening globally, the fuel demand has gone up." Oguna Insisted.
However, ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi had recently slammed President Kenyatta, asking him to unburden Kenyans with high taxation and unaffordable living standards.
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