Two petitioners move to court over fuel price hike

Two petitioners have moved to court seeking the annulment of the decision by the Commissioner General of the Kenya Revenue Authority General Githii Mburu to adjust excise duty on petroleum products following the increase of fuel prices in the country. 

Through Lawyer Kenneth Amondi, the petitioners Isiah Luyara Odando and Wilson Yata argue that the decision to adjust the excise duty, though yet to get an approval from Treasury CS, Ukur Yatani, was devoid of public participation and was a strain to Kenyans yet to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

High Court Judge, James Makau, has certified the matter as urgent and directed the two petitioners to serve the 7 respondents who include the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Commissioner General KRA, the Energy Petroleum Regulatory Authority, the Cabinet Secretaries Treasury, Petroleum and Energy, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the National Assembly by end of day Monday.

The matter will be heard next week Monday with each party directed to file an eight page response to the suit.


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