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Kenyans ‘shrug off’ higher fuel prices on first day at work


Motorists in Nairobi appeared to shrug off the impact of higher fuel prices as roads remained clogged on day one back to work since the cost was adjusted on Saturday morning.

In Nairobi, a litre of petrol is retailing at Sh127.8 while that of diesel is at Sh115. The price adjustments were effected by the Energy Regulatory Commission last weekend after a new Value Added Tax on petroleum products kicked on September 1.

Many expected that there would be fewer cars on the roads come Monday, which is the first weekday since the new prices.

But on some roads such as Thika Road, Lang’ata Road and Kiambu Road, the situation was different.

Road users complained that in some instances, the traffic situation was worse.

Take a look below:

Kiambu Road

Thika Road

Lang’ata Road