Ole Kina: Fuel cartels crying foul as Raila pushes for a reduction in prices

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Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina says cartels siphoning fuel in the country, and which are responsible for hoarding the valuable commodity are crying foul ODM leader Raila Odinga pushes for a reduction in the current hiked prices which have pushed Kenyans to a corner.

Speaking in Bungoma over the weekend, the former prime minister told residents that fuel prices will fall by end of this week and that the government was working on seeing them down.

“Fuel prices will drop by next week. Do you understand?” he said.

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The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) is expected to review the prices on October 14th. Last month, the body announced an increase in prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Ksh7.58, Ksh7.94, and Ksh12.97 per litre respectively.

The ODM leader’s sentiments were echoed by Interior CS Fred Matiangi at Isinya on Sunday, where the Interior boss disclosed there was aggressive work going on behind the scenes which will see not only fuel but also electricity prices go down.

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”With these planned changes, we are certain that prices of fuel will not only come down but even bills and cost of electricity that we’re paying will also come down,” Dr.Matiangi said, adding the planned programs include implementing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directives issued last week to cushion Kenyans and other industrialists from the high power bills.

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