Be patient with President Ruto's plan of fuel prices - MP Wahome urges Kenyans

for Tv47 Digital September 15, 2022, 05:17 PM
ALICE WAHOME defends Ruto's fuel price hike
Kandara MP Alice Wahome says the President William Ruto's government is looking for a lasting solution to the high cost of fuel in the country. PHOTO/TV47-JOE GATHUYA

Kandara Member of Parliament, who is one of President William Ruto's close allies, Alice Wahome has broken her silence after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) increased fuel prices in line with the new government policy to remove subsidies on petroleum fuels.

Speaking at Makenji Primary School while commissioning renovated classrooms, Wahome defended the fuel price hike pleading with Kenyans to give President Ruto and his government a chance to settle down, since they were working very hard to stabilize the situation.

The lawmaker said doing away with subsidies on fuel and food is a necessity, arguing that they are a huge burden to the exchequer and often lead to product shortages.

"Ripoti ambayo rais wetu alipata kuhusu bei ya mafuta haingemwezesha kushukisha bei chini. Lakini kwa sababu ni kwa mda mchache, tukubali ya kwamba tutengeze pesa haraka ndiyo haya mambo yetu yalainishwe vizuri. William Ruto amechukua serikali siku mbili iliyopita na hatungeweza kumwambia aendelee na ile mpangilio wa subsidy. Wakenya wasife moyo, wazidi kuweka bidii kwa kazi, wangojee serikali itengeneze pesa ili tusuluhishe swala hili,"

She noted that the skyrocketing costs of fuel are part of the end of benefiting a few individuals and multinationals using the exchequer.

The price of Super Petrol increased by KSh20 to a record high of KSh179.30 per litre, Diesel increased by KSh25 to KSh165 while Kerosene increased by KSh20 to KSh147.94 in Nairobi.

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