Tough times ahead for Kenyans as Matatu owners threaten to hike fares by up to Sh20 from September.

Monday, August 13, 2018 - Matatu owners have warned Kenyans to expect a hike in fares beginning September.

According to Simon Kimutai, the Matatu Owner’s Association Chairman, the hike is attributed to the Government’s move to introduce 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel products from next month.

“Additional fares are painful to commuters but the increase in fare prices has to take effect because taxation of fuel translates to an added cost to public service vehicles operators,” Kimutai said in a statement.

Kimutai, however, assured commuters that the increase will be ‘reasonable’ which is between Sh10 and Sh20 town service.

Meanwhile, the Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has opposed the increase of levy on fuel products and threatened to...

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