Energy CS Charles Keter has made it plain that petroleum might fall under his docket but the regulation of prices does not.
Energy CS Charles Keter.
Keter's statement comes ahead of an anticipated explosive session to be held this afternoon at a Plenary Session in Senate.
Pump prices have gone up eliciting uproar among consumers countrywide with the transport sector on the verge of taking civil action.
Already two citizens have taken the matter to court challenging the increase in fuel prices. They are also seeking a court order to quash the intended rise in excise duty on petroleum products that was set by the KRA Commissioner General commencing from 1st October 2021.
During the 2021/2022 reading of budget estimates in the National Assembly Treasury, CS Ukur Yatani indicated that owing to fluctuations in the global market price adjustments oil and oil products will be affected.
For the first time; the increase per liter at the pump has gone up from between Shs 8 to Shs 13 prompting citizens to ask for the dissolution of the Energy Committee in the National Assembly for failing to safeguard the interests of Kenyans.
Consumers have also called for the dismissal of the fuel levy fund and any taxation on oil products.
Raila Amollo Odinga.
Meanwhile last week Raila Amollo Odinga was among politicians who called upon the government to align prices with market realities.
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