High fuel prices remain as Uhuru returns Finance Bill

Friday September 14 2018

Kobil petrol station

An attendant at Kobil petrol station on Koinange Street in Nairobi Country as pictured fueling a car on September 1, 2018. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

KENNEDY KIMANTHI
By KENNEDY KIMANTHI
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SAMWEL OWINO
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Parliament was last evening recalled hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta received a bill seeking the postponement of the imposition of 16 percent VAT on fuel.

An address by the president to the nation today is expected to precede the announcement of his reservations against the bill.

This means Kenyans will continue digging deeper into their pockets as the cost of living continues to rise, dampening growth prospects for the country.

Following the move by the President, Speaker Justin Muturi issued a notice of a special sitting on Tuesday and Thursday next week through a Special Gazette Notice, recalling MPs from their recess.

“Pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 29(3) of the Standing Orders of the Members of the National Assembly, it is notified that Special sittings of the Assembly shall be held in the National Assembly Chamber in the Main Parliament Buildings, on Tuesday, September 18 and on Thursday, September 20,” Mr Muturi said in his notice, quickly circulated on social media.

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