Price of fuel in Kenya is set to increase by 4.30 Kenyan shillings starting from today midnight. This price crisis had started earlier last month making life of Kenyans who struggle to their daily bread very difficult. In spite of that the prices have again increased further leaving citizens in question how the life will when this implementation starts working tonight. According to EPRA also price of diesel will also increase by 2.30 Kenyan shillings.
In Nairobi the capital city, one litre of petrol will be sold at 127.11 Kenyan shillings while diesel will be sold at 109.9 Kenyan shillings per litre. The regulator cited the increase in the international crude oil prices to 6990 from 6500 Kenya shillings. The Cabinet Secretary of energy John Munyes said that taxes and levels had also pushed the prices high and there is nothing the Ministry can do about it. This has left Kenyans in suspense as the he was Kenyans hope from the government today.
Kenya compared to other East African countries charges the highest taxes and levies on super petrol, diesel and kerosene. This has forced some motorists to troop to Tanzania and Uganda to purchase cheap fuel. This price increase is going to affect the economy of the country so much making citizens to fail to manage their living standards as increase in prices will lead to increase of essential services and goods.
Kenyans are now worried where the government they elected is up to . Kenyans have been complaining of loosing of jobs due to Covid -19 and now fuel prices is increasing which will make their life more difficult and difficult.
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