Public Service Vehicles-PSVs drivers in Bungoma town are lamenting over high cost of fuel in the country which has resulted to unemployment to many.
Speaking to the press while at Bungoma town main stage, they complained on how they have lost their jobs.
According to Walter Wanyama, one of the matatu operators said that the number of travelers has gone down due to high cost of living where many Kenyans are struggling to survive.
“Our customers do not understand when we charge them high after carrying their loads, they argue a lot not knowing that the amount we are charging them is equal to that we use in buying fuel,” said Wanyama
They are appealing to the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) and officials in the transport sector to intervene and make life bearable for them.
This comes a day after fuel prices remained unchanged following an additional government fuel subsidy of Sh.16.675 billion in a monthly review on 14th July, 2022.
A litre of diesel was retained at Sh140 and super at Sh159.12 cushioning Kenyans against further increments in the cost of goods and services. A litre of kerosene was retained at Sh127.94.
By Nafula Khisa