Parliament sets up inquiry into increase on fuel

Kenyans can now submit their views challenging hiked fuel prices either through a written memorandum or during a public hearing slated for September 28.

This will be done through the National Assembly Finance and National Planning Committee which has kicked off a 14-day inquiry.

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The Clerk of the National Assembly, Michael Sialai, says the submissions should address themselves to a petition by Antony Manyara and John Wangai seeking to abolish the 8 per cent Value Added Tax, whose implementation has led to  Price increase on petroleum products.

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The committee is also expected to inquire into the implementation of the Fuel Stabilization Fund and establish why the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited is still a factor in petroleum pricing yet it no longer refines crude oil.

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House Speaker, Justin Muturi, directed that the committee led by Homabay county woman representative, Gladys Wanga, attach a draft bill to the report proposing legislative interventions to reverse the situation.

  

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