Fuel prices have become a source of concern for Kenyans after they hit a record high because of increasing world prices .
The price of crude oil and punitive taxes by the government of Kenya have worsened the fuel prices in the country.
Raila Odinga, the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), claims that fuel prices would fall in the following week.
Raila reaffirmed on Saturday, in Bungoma, that he will rally the government to protect Kenyans from the effects of economy.
The economy of Kenya and the world has been hard hit and exacerbated by the Covid-19 outbreak.
The ODM party leader, along with Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, stated that plans are underway to decrease fuel prices.
In attendance were the Secretary-General of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU), Francis Atwoli, and other officials.
He assured, “I tell you, fuel prices will go down this following week.”
The pricing, according to the ODM party leader, will push Kenyans deeper into debt because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
“Kenyans who have been battling to put food on the table since the outbreak of the pandemic “.
“They now stand to have their collective suffering aggravated,” he said on social media.
Raila also stated, while speaking to Bungoma locals, that we should change the Constitution after the 2022 General Election.
According to the former premier, he is the best candidate to make the changes.
He also mentioned that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was on hiatus and would restart in the future.
This is although the Court of Appeal upheld the decision against BBI, pronouncing it unlawful.
In contrast to Deputy President William Ruto’s bottom-up economic approach, Raila’s campaign message is on unity.
He claims that his ‘Azimio la Umoja’ will solve the country’s economic requirements.