Dear Kenyans, you are waking up to rising fuel prices.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority said that a litre super petrol will retail at Sh7.58, Sh7.94 for a litre of diesel, and Sh12.97 for kerosene.
The authority said that prices are inclusive of the 8 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) in line with the provisions of the Finance Act 2018, the Tax Laws (Amendment) Act 2020, and the revised rates for excise duty adjusted for inflation as per Legal Notice No. 194 of 2020.
Maina and Kingangi weighed in on the topic telling Kenyans to help each other with ways of surviving these tougher times.
On the Wednesday morning conversation, Mwalimu Kingangi wanted to keep this conversation alive and told Maina to ask Kenyans what they are doing to survive. Do you have any tips you can share?
Maina told him that “what has happened is that the Government has removed the covid 19 subsidies”
Mwalimu ranted that “We as taxpayers want to know hizo taxes zimeenda wapi? Na ya pili kama mzazai tutafanya nini? do you realize in the next two weeks tunafaa kulipa school fees tena hai! do you know we need counselling, achana na kutafuta kura za mount kenya, mafuta itauza the same kwa everybody”
He added “Parents ile pressure tuko nayo. Kwanza if you have more than two kids, na kuna personal loan, kuna digital loan tuko hapo tumejizika. Na hakuna mtu atatutetea ”
Maina sympathized but told him the reality is that we are on our own
“Yet our attention is still politics. how are you dealing with this economic situation? what sacrifices are you making. We are the biggest reason we are in this mess. Everything will go up, that is the reality. What things are you doing because literally we are on our own. MP’s are not gonna talk about it, and they are the ones who can remove the taxes and CBC haitolewi, so what are you going to do? Ain’t nothing changing even next year”