The cost of living has been a constant point of discussion in every election cycle. During the 2022 election campaigns, the Kenya Kwanza government made mouth-watering promises and laid down plans to lower the cost of living and improve the economic situation for the hustler.
However, over a year since President William Ruto took the oath of office, life has not been better for most Kenyans.
Unprecedented high fuel prices and punitive taxes have triggered increases in the cost of basic goods and services — from food to public transport, further souring the mood for many Kenyans.
And it could get worse according to Energy CS Davies Chirchir who on Monday told the NDC that Kenyans should brace themselves for more pain as the Israel – Hamas war could push prices for petrol to Ksh300 per litre.
This is the exact opposite of what our neighbors in Tanzania are doing. Tanzania’s equivalent of EPRA recently announced that it is cutting fuel prices in line with trends in the global market for the month of November.
This could explain why Kenyans living near the border have preferred to buy fuel in Tanzania.
What do you think is behind this soaring increase in fuel prices in Kenya? And do you believe Ruto’s government is doing enough to improve the cost of living?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Twist on KSh94M Heist as DCI Goes After 3rd Suspect
The theft of Sh94 million cash from a Wells Fargo cash-in-transit vehicle has taken a new twist with the introduction of a third suspect.
Initially the DCI special operations team had locked down on two suspects, Daniel Mungai Mugetha (crew commander) and Anthony Nduiki Waigumo (driver) who disappeared with the cash at 7:30 am on Monday, November 7.
CS Kuria Reveals Why He Didn’t Attend Gachagua’s Meeting
Following Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s push to unite the Mt Kenya region ahead of the 2027 polls, it emerges that the cabinet secretary of public service among other MPs was absent from the meeting.
However speaking via a report covered on Tuesday’s People Daily publication, CS Kuria has finally revealed why he was absent during Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s recent meeting in Mt Kenya region.
Buzeki Roasts Ruto Over Monday’s Public Holiday
Renowned politician and former Uasin Gishu County gubernatorial aspirant Zedekiah Bundotich Kiprop alias Buzeki, has now broken his silence after President William Ruto’s government announced that Monday will be a public holiday.
In a statement on his X page through his social media platform, the firebrand politician condemned the move saying that it was ill-advised considering that Ruto’s government had lifted the ban that had been imposed on logging.