Following the recent decision and pronouncement of increment of price of petroleum products, desperate Kenyans living within the border town of Busia have resorted to purchasing the precious commodity from Uganda.
The Busia County boda boda Chairman, Erick Makokha said they do not have any other option until Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich revokes the order that imposed 16 per cent VAT on oil products.
Makokha added that the rise in fuel price had forced boda boda operators to increase their service charges from Sh.50 to 100.
We want President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene and save the common mwananchi from skyrocketing fuel prices, he said.
Liquor consumers have not been left behind as a number of them troop to the neighbouring country for the drink.
Following the recent pronouncement, a litre of petrol is retailing at between Sh.128 and 130 with diesel costing Sh.118 in Busia Kenya as compared to Sh.110 and 102 on the Ugandan side.
Source: Kenya News Agency