Mr Ronald Mukunza is among many Kenyans disgusted with the Energy Regulatory CommissionÂ¡Â¯s decision to increase the pump prices yet again.
He notes that only recently, the board reduced the prices of fuel by between Sh6 and Sh8, but "just when we thought things were moving in the right direction they have taken us back to where we were".
He reminds Kenyans that an increase in fuel prices inevitably leads to increases the cost of living and warns them to brace for the worst. Matatu fares, food prices and electricity bills will shoot up. The dollar might also gallop and again hit the Sh107 record mark.
The current punitive fares that commuters are paying, he notes, were as a result of a previous increase in fuel prices, which reached Sh118 per litre.
"Indeed, matatuÂ¡Â¯s are on the verge of increasing fares as stated by one of their representatives in Mombasa ," says Mukunza.
His question: Who will protect the public in this unfair times from a few selfish individuals are out to enrich themselves at the expense of poor mwananchi?
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Did Nakuru council clear roadside dumpsite?
On August 10, Ms Hilda Cheshari wrote to PointBlank from Nakuru complaining that the town, once touted as being the cleanest in East Africa, was sinking under the weight of garbage.
She was particularly concerned with the state of affairs in the town along the Nakuru-Eldamaravine Road where she said a roadside dumpsite had become a big eyesore. "The area is littered with solid waste products that normally produce an unpleasant smell. On a windy day, it is common to see paper bags flying all over. Never mind there is a primary school a stone-throw away," she said. Did the Municipal Council of Nakuru clear this mess, Mayor Mohammed Suraw?
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