Ministers Skip Senate Fuel Prices Hike Crisis Meeting

Ministers Skip Senate Fuel Prices Hike Crisis Meeting

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter and his Petroleum and Mining counterpart John Munyes on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 snubbed summons by the Senate to respond to last week’s fuel prices hike.

In his response to the summons, CS Keter said fuel prices did not fall under the purview of his ministry, as he passed the buck of responsibility to the Petroleum docket.

CS Munyes, who is presently out of the country, on his part requested to push the hearing by the Senate Committee to Wednesday next week.

Senators slammed the pair for skipping the hearings with members of the committee proposing to take up the matter to the whole House on Tuesday afternoon.

“Where does the CS Energy get the audacity to say this matter does not concern him? We know both the high fuel and electricity costs are related. This country is hurting,” said Senator Moses Wetangula, a friend of the Committee.

“CS Munyes ought to have cut short his visit and respond to the summons. When you raise the price of fuel, everything else hits the roof.”