Israel-Palestine Escalation to Affect Fuel Prices in Kenya, Deputy President Says
"Another crisis is manifesting around the Palestinians and Israel, and that is not healthy for fuel," Gachagua said at a meeting with politicians and professionals at the Nyeri Golf Club, as quoted by local media.
"Many people have accused the government of escalating the cost of fuel. No responsible government can do that," he added.
"And again if you check, the price of fuel here per liter is similar to the price per litre in Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda [...] and is the same everywhere," he added.
"If we subsidize fuel today, we'll have to collect that money from somewhere, and we will have to add more taxes... so we are saying we cannot subsidize fuel because that money will have to come from somebody, and that money would have to come from the taxpayer" he said. "So the situation is global."