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Govt Increase Fuel Prices by KES 20 with Petrol at KES 178

Kenyans will have to dig deeper into their pockets after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) announced upward review of fuel prices for the period starting September 15 to October 14.

Price of Super Petrol increased by Ksh20 to a record high Ksh179.30 per litre, Diesel increased by Ksh25 to Ksh165 while Kerosene increased by Ksh20 to Ksh147.94 in Nairobi.

EPRA made the announcement late at night, a few minutes to midnight Wednesday, September 14, in what appeared to have been a delay caused by a standoff between key stakeholders.

Some areas will buy Petrol at a record high, between Ksh180 and Ksh192. These areas include Lamu, Laisamis, Meru, Mtito Andei, Elwak, Mandera, Kericho, Kisii, Nyamira, Homa Bay, Migori, Busia and Kimilili.

Although the subsidy for super petrol has been removed, a subsidy of Kshs.20.82/litre and Kshs.26.25/litre has been retained for Diesel and Kerosene respectively in order to cushion consumers from the otherwise high prices.

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