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Ndindi Nyoro: Fuel prices will soon drop

By Stanley Kimuge September 25th, 2023 2 min read

Kiharu lawmaker Ndindi Nyoro says the government is working round the clock to reduce the price of fuel.

Nyoro, who chairs the budget committee at the National Assembly,  says President William Ruto’s government is burning the midnight oil to ensure the high cost of fuel and other essential commodities is reviewed.

“I want to assure Kenyans we are a responsible government and we are doing our level best to make our economy better. I want to assure you that we are burning midnight oil to stabilize the prices of all commodities that we use and build a stable base of our economy of Kenya,” said the lawmaker.

The second-term MP said the government is facing a tough balance between providing fuel subsidies and availing more resources for developmental projects.

“I know sometimes things can be tough for most Kenyans. I would like the cost of fuel to come down because I use fuel. Global fuel prices have gone up but they will not remain high all the time, the prices will come down. I am confident that it will come down soon,” said Mr Nyoro.

He made the remarks in Chesumei, Nandi county accompanied by MPs Julius Rutto (Kesses), Paul Biego (Chesumei), Abraham Kirwa (Mosop), Josses Lelmengit (Emgwen), Julius Melly (Tinderet) and Emurua Dikkir MP Johanna Ngeno.

Mr Nyoro said the government plans to raise Sh70 billion through the recent controversial Finance Act to fund housing projects across the country.

“What I am saying is that in most cases when you board an airplane before take-off, you will feel the storm. But I want to assure Kenyans that I am 100 percent sure that Kenya will be a different country in terms of development,” he added.

The local MPs pleaded with the residents to give time to the Kenya Kwanza administration to deliver on the programs amid the high cost of commodities.

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Last week, a section of former leaders and residents from the region complained that the high cost of fuel was hurting them.

“This cost of living is a global issue and we want to appeal to residents to give time to our administration to deliver on development and stabilize the economy,” said Mr Rutto.

Mr Ngeno asked all cabinet secretaries to leave politics to politicians when addressing the issues and instead focus on delivering on development.

Mr Nyoro and local leaders also dismissed the ongoing bi-partisans talks at Bomas of Kenya between the ruling party and the opposition.

“We know that what they are pushing for is to have a handshake and I want to assure Kenyans that we will not accept power-sharing with the opposition because elections are over,” he said.

He added; “These negotiations are not anchored in the law and those who want to continue with the talks let them cater for expenses at the Bomas.”