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Uhuru urged to ‘revisit’ this photo
By Vincent Kejitan | Updated Sep 07, 2018 at 13:10 EAT
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President Uhuru Kenyatta
SUMMARY

One hawk-eyed Kenyan interestingly pulled out a photo from the archives showing President Kenyatta campaigning

What captured the attention of many was the price of fuel at a petrol station that was located right behind him

President Uhuru Kenyatta was recently in China where he met various leaders and even negotiated various deals.

It emerged that Chinese private investors want to put their money into several critical infrastructural projects including a 30-kilometer expressway running from JKIA across the city to Westlands and the development of Dongo Kundu industrial Special Economic Zone in Mombasa.

Despite making strides in this, Kenyans are currently facing one problem, fuel prices.

For the past week, several fuelling stations in major towns experienced shortages and motorists decried the high prices.

One hawk-eyed Kenyan interestingly pulled out a photo from the archives showing President Kenyatta campaigning in the rain, next to a petrol station.


According to our background check, the photo was taken in 2017 during the Presidential campaigns in Laikipia.

The Head of State, who was vying on a Jubilee ticket braved the rain to look for votes but what captured the attention of many was the price of fuel at a petrol station that was located right behind him.

Kenyans have now asked the President to ensure fuel prices are lowered instead of signing agreements that are plunging the country further into debt.

On Thursday, the High Court in Bungoma suspended the decision by Treasury to levy a 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on petroleum products pending the hearing of a petition filed by three residents from Kisumu.


Through their advocate Kenneth Amondi, Titus Alila, Jackline Otieno and Francis Ogada, the petitioners argued before Justice Stephen Riechi that the new tax will raise the cost of living.

However, there was confusion since earlier this week, High Court judge Chacha Mwita declined to suspend the VAT on the grounds that the legislative process was incomplete because President Uhuru Kenyatta had not assented or rejected Finance Bill 2018.

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