Boda Boda Operators also hike prices amid fuel price crisis

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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.

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