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Kenyans To Pay More for Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene After EPRA Revises Pump Prices

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 14 – Kenyans will be forced to dig deeper into their pockets to buy petroleum products after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) increased their prices.

In their latest review, EPRA has risen the price of super petrol by Sh0.17 per litre, diesel by Sh4.57 per litre and kerosene by Sh3.56 per litre.

Consumers in Nairobi will for the next one month, therefore, pay Sh106.99 per litre of super petrol, Sh96.40 per litre of diesel and Sh87.12 for kerosene.

In Mombasa, consumers will pay Sh104.60 per litre for super petrol, Sh94.01 for diesel and Sh84.75 per litre of kerosene.

Nakuru residents will pay Sh106.69 for super petrol, Sh96.31 for diesel and Sh87.08 for kerosene.

In Eldoret, users will pay Sh107.62 for super petrol, Sh97.23 for diesel and Sh88 for kerosene while in Kisumu, super petrol will cost Sh107.61, diesel Sh97.23 and Sh87.99 for kerosene.

The regulator has attributed the increase in pump prices to increases in average landed costs of the imported products.

In November 2020, the average landed cost of imported super petrol rose by 1.51 percent from US$318.71 per cubic metre to US323.52 per cubic metre in December.

The same month also saw the average landed cost of imported diesel rise by 13.05 percent from US$293.88 per cubic metre to US$333.22 per cubic metre.

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During the same period the average landed cost of imported Kerosene also rose by 9.27 percent from US$277.27 per cubic metre to US$302.97 per cubic metre.

“The prices are inclusive of the 8 percent Value Added Tax in line with the provisions of the Finance Act 2018, the tax laws Act 2020 and the revised rates for excise duty adjusted for inflation,” EPRA Acting Director General Daniel Bargoria said.

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