Soon everything will be fine, Millicent Omanga tells Kenyans over rise in fuel, electricity prices
By Joshua Cheloti
Former Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has asked Kenyans to be a little bit patient with the new Kenya Kwanza administration under the leadership of President William Ruto.
The new government is barely two days old after Dr Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua took an oath of office on September 13, 2022.
But even before he settles down, there are already complaints from Kenyans over the high cost of fuel that Ruto pledged to address during his campaigns.
The situation has been worsened by the president’s decision to do away with subsidies that have been keeping fuel prices low.
In the latest monthly review of the prices, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) announced the rise in the prices by over Ksh20 per litre.
“the changes in the maximum allowed petroleum pump prices in Nairobi are as follows: Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene increase by KShs 20.18 per litre, KShs 25.00 per litre and KShs 20.00 per litre respectively,” EPRA said on Wednesday night.
This means prices will reach a new high of Ksh179 per litre.
But even with an increase in the prices and rise in electricity cost that is likely to impact the cost of living, Omanga who failed in his bid to win the Nairobi County Woman Member of Parliament said things will stabilize soon.
In a tweet, the former Senator pointed out that Ruto inherited a country that was in HDU and that it will take time to bring it back to where it should be.
She however asked Kenyans to trust the process of rebuilding the country.
“The prices of basic commodities including fuel & electricity will stabilise in due course. Remember H.E Dr. @WilliamsRuto was handed an economy in the High Dependency Unit (HDU), and Rome didn’t flourish in a day. I can assure u that soon everything will be fine! Trust the process,” Millicent Omanga said in a tweet.