- This is after President William Ruto scrapped off oil subsidy after he assumed office.
- However, it came under sharp scrutiny, especially by the Ruto brigade, amid claims it was riddled with graft.
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has said that the government is paying for the debt accrued from fuel subsidies in the previous regime.
Speaking on Sunday during a Church service at AIC Milimani, Nyoro said the government is currently paying Sh40 billion shilling in subsidies for fuel from the previous regime.
"The subsidy you hear that was there in terms of oil and unga, I can confirm is being paid by Ruto and this administration. The enjoyment was then the payment is now," he said.
"As we talk we talk now Sh40 billion of subsidies that we enjoyed last year is being paid by Ruto," Nyoro added.
After assuming office last September, President Ruto scrapped off oil subsidies.
However, the move came under sharp scrutiny, especially by the Ruto brigade, amid claims it was riddled with graft.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta introduced fuel subsidy to cushion Kenyans from the high cost of living.
The programme ran between October 2021 and September 2022 when President Ruto took over from Uhuru following the August 9, 2022 polls.
Senators have opened inquiry into the programme after Speaker Amason Kingi cleared a request by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei.
The probe will now be conducted by senate’s Energy committee chaired by Nyeri Senator Wahome Wamatinga.
In the inquiry, the committee is to establish the criteria that was used in selecting the oil companies that imported the product in the government subsidy programme.