Kenyans ushered the new year 2023 in style.
In numbers christians flocked churches across the city in a hope of a more fruitful 2023.
Similarly Entertainment joints were flocked, Nairobians pitching tent to usher in the new year.
KICC building stole the show with state of the art fireworks.
Meanwhile while ushering in the new year in State House Mombasa, President William Ruto defended the Government’s decision to remove subsidies saying it was the only way to get the country back on the economic recovery.
“We had to do away with those subsidies because they would cost our economy big time.we would be spending up to 25 billion shillings every month to subsidize some of the programmes that were set out,” he said.
“I have had to take bold measures to ensure the country is recovering. The removal of subsidies was necessary to get our country back on the economic recovery,” he added.
Meanwhile Kenyans will be forced to make tough choices this year in a bid to make ends meet as the cost of living continues to spiral out of control.
Many are gearing up for tough times ahead as the country slowly re introduces costs that were in place during the pre COVID-19 time.
Electricity prices are set to rise by 15% from the beginning of 2023 following the expiry of electricity discount.
The 15% cut in electricity bills was a cushioning measure introduced by former President Uhuru Kenyatta to spur growth especially for manufacturers in the country during the COVID-19 period.