NAIROBI, Sept. 3 — The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Monday.
— Consumers, motorists and commuters have started feeling the effects of the increased cost of fuel. The increase was greeted by condemnation, even as pressure mounted on President Uhuru Kenyatta to reverse the high prices.
The Opposition Orange Democratic Movement party on Sunday gave Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich 72 hours to reconsider the 16 per cent tax on petroleum products or face impeachment. (The Standard)
— The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has started posting more than 8,000 new recruits, with most of them set to report to schools Monday. The 8,090 teachers are to support a new government policy to have all primary school leavers enrolled into secondary schools. (Daily Nation)
— The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority claims that Kenya is supporting a strike by its Addis air controllers. The Kenya Air Traffic Controllers Association had said the Ethiopian airspace was unsafe due to the go slow. (The Star)
— New taxes on goods and services will be introduced every three years instead of annually if proposals by the Treasury are adopted. (Business Daily)