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Matatus strike notice fake, says association chairperson Simon Kimutai.

The Chairperson of the Matatus Owners’ Association (MOA) has denied that there are planned countrywide protest by its members in regards to the hiked fuel price in the country.

The notice that circulated on different social media platforms on Wednesday, showed that the strike was set to begin on Thursday, September 16 at 12 noon.

“This is to notify all motorists that tommorow, Thursday 16th September from 12:00 noon, we shall hold a countrywide demonstration regarding rise in petrol price,” read the notice in part.

“Please note that all motorists and buses will be parked along Thika Road for as long as the government will not act on the above matter,” it further read.

But responding to the notice on Thursday, the association’s chairperson Simon Kimutai dismissed the notice as fake.

He, however, said the association is engaging the government to see how Kenyans can be cushioned against the high fuel cost, adding that they have no plans of increasing the fare at the moment due to the hiked fuel price.

In its latest maximum pump price review , the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) raised the price of Super petrol by Ksh.7.58 per litre.

This is while the cost of diesel and diesel shoots by Ksh.7.94 and Ksh.12.97 per litre respectively.

The cost of diesel meanwhile, will retail at Sh 115.60 over the next month, a sharp increase from 107.66.

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    Written by Pauline Nabwire

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