Matatu saccos have agreed to increase fares in Nairobi by Sh20 and 20% for long distances outside the city.
This follows Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich ‘s decision to effect 16% VAT on petroleum products from September 1.
During a meeting in Nairobi on Monday, leaders of at least 100 matatu saccos said they will not go to court to challenge the new fuel prices.
Some members had suggested that matatus hold strikes until the government reduces fuel prices.
Matatu Welfare Association Dickson Mbugua, who chaired the meeting, said they will engage their members to ensure fares are not exaggerated.
“Touts should not be mischevious and raise fares beyond the recommended prices,” Mbugua said.
Chairman of the Association of Matatus in Nairobi Jamal Mohammed said saccos have adjusted fares.