Kenyans resist high cost of fuel
SEE ALSO :Ousted Majority leader vows to stay putAt the same time, business groups, led by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, warned that retailers would be hard hit, with the heaviest burden borne by the poorest demographic (see separate story). While in some areas the fares had shot up because of high number of travellers due to reopening of schools, and had been expected to come down, the new development certainly means commuters should not expect any relief. Operators who had not reviewed their prices said there were few commuters yesterday, while others said they were waiting for official communication from management of their saccos. In Nairobi, fares for vehicles heading upcountry had increased substantially. Most shuttles at Ronald Ngala street that head to Western Kenya had by yesterday increased fares by Sh200. “Initially, we used to charge Sh1,000 to Kisumu and Kakamega but with the increase in fuel prices, we are now charging Sh1,200,” said Fredrick Ochieng’, who works with Sasaline Shuttle.
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