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Matatus Hike Fares Over High Fuel Prices

Following the increase in fuel prices announced by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) on Tuesday, September 14, matatu operators have decided to raise bus fares.

Confirmation of the choice On Wednesday, September 15, Jamal Marlow Rohosafi, Chairman of the Association of Matatu Operators, made a statement on his social media page announcing that the newly raised prices will take effect on Thursday, September 16.

“Due to a rise in fuel prices, we will be raising our fares starting tomorrow. Please be patient with us “Parts of the post read.

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The decision to raise bus fares coincides with an increase in the price of gasoline, fuel, and kerosene.

In Nairobi, retail prices for gasoline climbed by Ksh 7.58 per liter to Ksh 134.72, while diesel prices jumped by Ksh 7.94 to Ksh 115.

Kerosene, on the other hand, had risen by Ksh12.97 to Ksh110.2 per liter.

Petrol jumped to Ksh132.46 in Mombasa, diesel to Ksh113.36, and kerosene to Ksh108.57.

*This article was written by Gerald Gekara for Uzalendo News.  Email: uzalendonews24@gmail.com to submit your story.
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