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Tough Times Ahead as EPRA Hikes Fuel Prices

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 2-Motorists in Nairobi will from midnight pay more for super petrol after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) increased its price by Sh1.12 to retail at Sh106.55 until October 14.

In its latest review, EPRA has also increased the prices of diesel and kerosene each by Sh0.58 per litre to retail at Sh95.09 and Sh83.73 respectively.

The Authority’s Acting Director-General James Kilonzo says the change in prices comes after considering the average inflation rate of 4.94 percent for the financial year 2019/2020.

“Pursuant to Legal Notice No. 194 of 2020, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has adjusted upwards the Excise Duty on Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene after taking into account the average inflation rate of 4.94 percent for the financial year 2019/2020,” said Kilonzo.

In Mombasa, Super petrol will retail at Sh104.18, diesel by Sh92.73, and kerosene by Sh81.37 per litre.

Those in Kisumu will now pay Sh107.18 for Super Petrol, Sh95.94 for diesel, and Sh84.60 for Kerosene.

In Nakuru, they will pay Sh106.26 for super petrol, Sh95.02 for diesel, and Sh83.69 for kerosene per litre.

At the same time, motorists in Eldoret will pay Sh107.18 for petrol, Sh95.94 for diesel, and Sh84.61 for kerosene.

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