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Government announces fuel charges will remain unchanged for 30 days

The energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) stated that the fuel prices remained unchanged for 30 days.

The new costs will be in force from Thursday, April 15 to Friday, May 14, meaning that drivers will pay the same price for Diesel, Super Petrol, and Kerosene.

This means that the retail prices will be Sh 122.81, Sh107.66, and Sh97.85 for Super Petrol, Diesel, and Kerosene, respectively, in Nairobi.

The fuel prices in Kisumu are as follows; Super Petrol will go for Sh123.36, Diesel Sh108.46, while kerosene will retail at Sh98.68.

In Mombasa, Super petrol will retail at Sh120.41, diesel at Sh105.27 and Sh95.46 for kerosene, while in Eldoret, the prices will be Sh123.36 for super petrol, Diesel for Sh108.46, and Kerosene for Sh98.68.

According to EPRA, the prices are inclusive of the 8 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) according to the provisions of the Finance Act 2018, and the revised rates for excise duty adjusted for inflation were done in line with Legal Notice 194 of 2020.

The agency stated that the imported fuel prices had surged in the past 30 days.

“The average landed price of imports Super Petrol increased by 9.27 percent from $449.82 per cubic meter in February 2021 to $491.50 per cubic meter in March 2021; Diesel increased by 4.77 percent from $423.95 per cubic meter to $444.17 per cubic meter and Kerosene increased by 7.29 percent from $393.23 per cubic meter to $421.60 per cubic meter,” read part of EPRA statement.

In the past 30 days, Kenyans have lamented to EPRA over the price of the fuel prices, pleading with the Government of the day to intervene and remedy the high cost of living.

Initially, the prices review in March had risen by an average margin of 6 percent leading to drivers having to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for fuel.

As a result, unions like COTU have appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to review the fuel prices in a bid to cushion Kenyans from an economic crisis.

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