Isn’t it getting harder and harder to survive in our beloved country as the days go by?
On Monday, social media was awash with lamentations from motorists, who wanted the government to reverse the latest fuel prices revision, which resulted in a hike at the pump.
Worse still, details emerged, indicating that the selling price of fuel in Kenya is more than double the importation cost, which means that either, dealers are ripping off motorists, or, the government is making supernormal profits through fuel taxation.
An increase in fuel cost translates into increased cost of production of goods, which means that commodity prices are also set to increase, as is the case with bus fares and haulage costs.
Therefore, we cannot say that this is only a problem for those who own vehicles.
Meanwhile, our legislators need to be more proactive in addressing issues…Let them leave the social media bickering to the rest of us who have no power over policy, and actually do something about it, in their capacity as lawmakers.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Raphael Tuju Finally Reveals Why They Have Kicked Ruto Out of His Powerful Jubilee Party Position
The woes of DP Ruto in the ruling Jubilee Party have today taken a new turn of events after he was finally kicked out of his position as the party’s Deputy.
This is coming at a time the party has not been kind to his allies who were also axed from key positions in the parliament with others having been threatened with expulsion.
Raphael Tuju who is the party’s secretary-general has finally broken silence revealing why DP Ruto had to leave the party.
Jubilee MCA From Kiambu County Assembly is Dead
Kiambu County Assembly has lost Muguga ward MCA, Kabete sub county last night due to short illness.
Hon. Eliud Ngugi Ngige (Thithia) died while receiving treatment at the Kenyatta University Hospital with Kiambu county Speaker Stephen Ndichu confirming the same.
“We lost Muguga ward Member of County Assembly on Monday night while he was being treated at KU hospital. He fell ill while we were in Mombasa and had initially been treated at a hospital in Mombasa,”Stephen Ndichu said while on a telephone call with Inooro FM.
Murdered NLC official was witness in Sh122m fraud case
The body of a senior official at the National Land Commission was on Monday found dumped in City Mortuary days after she was apparently abducted and murdered.
Jennifer Wambua’s body was first found in a thicket in Ngong area on Saturday, about 30km from the Nairobi city centre. Police ferried it to the mortuary.
Jennifer was the commission’s deputy communications director. She went missing on Friday morning from her place of work and mystery surrounds how she left Upper Hill, Nairobi.
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