Matatu stakeholders clash over move to hike fares

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Matatu Welfare Association has clashed with Matatu Owners Association over calls by MOA to have matatu fare increased should the government hike fuel prices from next month.

In an interview with Ghetto Radio News Matatu Welfare Association chairman Dickson Mbugua  says they will push the government to drop the newly imposed taxes that will see petrol being sold at 130.15 shillings per litre in Nairobi.

Treasury principal secretary Kamau Thugge confirmed that petroleum products will start attracting the tax on September 1.

Mbugua further  asked the government not to impose high taxes on mwananchi who can barely afford to put three meals on table a day.

MOA chairperson Simon Kimutai however, maintains that his association will increase fares immediately the fuel prices are increased.