Boda Boda Saftey and Association of Kenya is calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to move with speed and sign into law the Financial Amendment Bill that seeks to remove the 16% VAT on petroleum products.
In an interview with Ghetto Radio the association chairman Kevin Mubadi said the sector is already feeling the heat since they have over 800 boda boda that uses more than Ksh.300 for fuel daily.
According to Mubadi they contribute close to 400m shillings daily to the country’s economy and that the impact has adverse effects to their pockets.
‘‘We want to ask the President to move very fast and sign that amendment so that we can have normal fuel prices because boda boda people are really suffering,’’ he said
The association has since increased the fare forcing passengers in Nairobi to pay not less than a hundred shillings while passengers in small towns and upcountry to pay not less than 50 shillings.
‘‘We have asked our members to hike their charges but not above our proposals and schedule that we have also shared with them.’’ He added.
Mubadi has also urged his members to adhere to the new rates and not to use the situation to exploit their customers.