Kandara Member of Parliament Hon Alice Wahome post has sparked mixed reactions as she slammed government over ruined economy.
According to Wahome, not only Kenyans who suffer directly in the recent hike in fuel prices but also the entire economy following the adverse effects of Covid-19.
Adding to this, the lawmaker complained that businesses are now not able to operate as normal as everything is in a mess.
According to the MP, only trains and planes operate on full capacities while the matatus have their businesses cut short.
Furthermore, the woman lawmaker claims that there are some individuals killing the transport industry for their self gain.
"The government raises fuel by about Ksh 20 in the last 3 months. Meanwhile businesses are operating at less than half or below capacity due to Covid-19 challenge. Economy is on its knees. Matatus are still on half capacity while train and planes are carrying full capacity. This does not add up. Markets are full, hotels are open. Why target the transport industry? Someone is killing the industry for beneficial interest," complained MP Alice Wahome.
Reacting to this, Kenyans have slammed the MP blaming her and other Members of Parliament for allowing for the VAT taxes which have now made a sharp U-turn to haunt everyone.
However, Kenyans argue that the Matatu operators shall have nothing to lose as they have been forced to double the fare saying that it's the "Mwananchi" who feels the pinch.
From a number of reactions, legislative policies are what the lawmakers are blamed for. And due to the fact that the rise in the 16% VAT on petrolium was because of the Parliament, Kenyans point their fingers on the legislatures saying that they should be the last to complain and instead take the responsibility.
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