Arati demands suspension of VAT Act in bid to lower fuel costs

Simba Arati

Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati speaks during a burial in Bomachoge Constituency, Kisii County, on February 1, 2021.

Photo credit: Ondari Ogega | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati has called for suspension of value added tax (VAT) Act to stabilise fuel prices and revision of the formula used in setting prices and the tax regime.

Pressure is mounting for the government to lower fuel prices following a huge uproar caused by the latest increase, with politicians joining calls for an urgent review.

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