Tough times ahead for Kenyans as Matatu owners threaten to hike fares by up to Sh20 from September. legal redress should the Government ignore their pleas and carry on with the implementation.

COFEK Secretary General, Stephen Mutoro, said:

“The proposal to add VAT on fuel is driven by the IMF and not the Kenyan Government.

“It does not meet the threshold of Article 10 of the Constitution.”

“If allowed, the move will put the taxation levels on a litre of petrol to a staggering 70percent,” Mutoro further added that should the proposal be implemented, the cost of transport will radically rise leading to inflation of other products.

“Our plea, therefore, is that the proposal is immediately put on hold to allow further stakeholders consultations.”


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