ODM Party leader Raila Odinga has on Saturday assured Kenyans that fuel prices in the country will drop next week to the delight of many.
The former Prime Minister was speaking in Bungoma where he met the residents accompanied by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli.
In his statement, the former Prime Minister noted how important it was for Kenyans to be cushioned from adverse effects of the pandemic that has also affected the economy at large.
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According to Hon. Raila Odinga, plans are underway by the government to reduce the prices come next week something that he affirmed the residents at Kenyans at large.
The ODM Party leader has in a previous statement noted how Kenyans are struggling to put food on the table due to the pandemic and that the situation has been worsened by increased fuel prices.
“Kenyans who have been struggling to put food on the table since the onset of the pandemic now stand to have their collective plight worsened by the increased fuel prices. The prices should be lowered immediately to cushion the ordinary Wanainchi.” Said Raila.
Also pointed out by the former Prime Minister was the treatment of farmers in the country who are turned away by NCPB over lack of storage space due to ‘imported’ maize.
“Farmers toil to till the land, plant, weed, and harvest: coupled with prayer for the rains to start and stop at the right time. When the produce is taken to NCPB they’re informed that the board cannot purchase it because its stores are full of “imported” maize. A total shame!” Said Raila.