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Monday set for increased fares across the country

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The Association of Matatu operators has set to increase fares come Monday September 3rd 2018.

Speaking to the media on Sunday, the Association chairman Mr. Jimal Ibrahim said the increase is due to the introduction of 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on all petroleum products as announced by the Energy regulatory Commission.

In Nairobi, fares will hike from Ksh 10 to Ksh 30 depending on the route with the Motorist Association calling for motorists to boycott the increment by participating in a strike.

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According to Mr. Jimal, the increased fuel prices are a clear indication that the government does not Care for its citizens. To deal with the price increase, the association has decided to hike the prices from Monday.

Mr. Ibrahim further said that during the old prices, a matau would spend Ksh 7,000 a day from Kawangware but now the amount will shoot to Ksh 10,000.

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Treasury CS Henry Rotich has been on the receiving end as the association calls for a probe into why the VAT introduction was implemented.

ERC released the new fuel prices where motorist in Mombasa will part with Ksh 124.49 while those in Nairobi will purchase a litre at Ksh 127.80.

People from the northern part of Kenya are the worst hit with a litre going for Ksh 141.61 in Mandera, Ksh 136.06 in wajir, Ksh 134.71 in Marsabit and Ksh 132.37 in Garissa.

COTU secretary general was also among the leaders who have condemned the fuel prices warning of inflation within the country.

Prices of commodities are set to increase to carter for cost of production. Mr. atwoli has warned of a nationwide strike if nothing is done about it.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world


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