Kenyans today woke up to a new dawn, fuel prices higher for those using personal cars with those using public transport having to part a few more coins.

Many were caught off-guard as this came just days after Members of parliament sought to delay the proposed 16% VAT on fuel. Through an amendment filed by Minority whip Janet Mohammed through the Finance Bill 2018, the MP’s had sought to suspend the implementation of the new tax by two years.

However, by yesterday the National Treasury Cabinet secretary Henry Rotich dismissed the segments by the MPs saying the increment on fuel prices would kick in from today anyways. The move has resulted to a lot of anger from Kenyans who feel like life is already too expensive with many ODM legislatures threatening to impeach Rotich.

Many people took to twitter to express their displeasure with the move including Nairobi Senator Johnston Sakaja. Here are some of the comments I sampled on twitter;

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