Deputy President Dr. William Ruto has asked the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining to crush the corruption cartels responsible for the high cost of fuel.
He said unscrupulous petrol businessmen were using the ministry to manipulate the prices of the essential commodity to boost their profits.
He wondered why the cost of petrol in Kenya was higher than in Uganda, a landlocked country that relies on Kenya for its petroleum imports. He called for the liberalisation of the petroleum market to cushion Kenyans from greedy businessmen.
Dr. Ruto was speaking yesterday at his Karen Residence when he met grassroots leaders from Kigumo constituency, Murang’a County.