Senator Onyonka: When Fuel Prices Hit Ksh.300, President Ruto Will Be In Trouble

Written by on 9 November 2023

Kisii county senator Richard Onyonka has opined that If fuel prices hit Ksh.300, President William Ruto will be in trouble.

The president will make his state of the nation address before a joint National Assembly and Senate sitting on Thursday, November 9. 

Onyonka has expressed his sentiments while speaking on Citizen TV’s Day Break on Thursday, saying that he expects the president to address the issue of over taxation, especially on the fuel crisis.

“If fuel goes to 300 a litre, you people are in trouble, you are in a mess, Kenyans are feeling that they are being overtaxed, “he said.

The senator has faulted the government for its extravagance, despite the rising cost of living.

“You are overtaxing Kenyans, the president is making 46 trips abroad, and the deputy president going to Columbia is just walking in the park, your guys are driving fuel guzzlers, Landcruiser V8, “he continued.

Onyoka expressed that government officials are still traveling, despite being told to cut down on budget expenditures.The senator went on to criticize the government-to-government fuel deal, terming it a “hoax “where the parties involved were sharing money.

He accused the president of being reluctant and blaming the cost of living on non-issues like the “handshake “, yet he was a man in power when the debt ceiling of the county hit

“It is true that the debt of 10 trillion that we are facing was picked when the president was a deputy to the president Uhuru. It was never a handshake issue…., “he said 

“Dear Mr President, the baby you created figure out what to do with it. Do not tell us what happened during the handshake,” he said .

The conversation on fuel prices hitting 300 a litre have been the talk of town since the Cabinet secretary (CS),  for Davis Chirchir said that the Israel-Hamas Conflict could further exacerbate global fuel prices .

According to CS Chirchir, who testified before the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) on Monday, petroleum product prices have risen from Ksh.10,584 (70USD) per barrel to Ksh.13,608 (USD 90) per barrel, and the situation could worsen given the ongoing conflict.

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