Consumers are crying foul over the latest increase in fuel prices.
Super Petrol, Diesel, and Kerosene will now retail at Sh134.72, Sh115.60, and Sh110.82 per litre respectively in Nairobi in the latest review by ERC that will take effect on October 14, 2021.
Prior to the latest review, petrol retailed at Sh127.14 per litre in Nairobi, diesel at Sh107.66, and kerosene at cost Sh97.85 per litre.
According to the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, prices are inclusive of the 8 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) in line with the provisions of the Finance Act 2018, the Tax Laws (Amendment) Act 2020, and the revised rates for excise duty adjusted for inflation as per Legal Notice No. 194 of 2020.
EPRA has attributed the rising fuel prices higher costs for landed petroleum products with the cost of landed super petrol rising by 0.72 per cent, diesel by 4.81 per cent and kerosene by 0.96 per cent.
Kenyans are however not pleased with the fuel increment coming at a time when the cost of living has reached an all-time high and with increased taxation.
Kenyans on Twitter are through the hashtag #FuelPrices protesting the hike.
Below are some of the tweets shared;
Sen. Ledama Olekina: The rains started beating us when briefcase companies were awarded and paid upfront tenders by treasury to supply fuel to NOC and they never supplied. Prisko Networks Limited took 9.3B and never delivered fuel. Now they are part of the largest fuel retailers in Kenya #FuelPrices
CEDRIC: Someone is saying that those of us without cars should not comment on the #FuelPrices as if the matatus we use run on cow dung.
Donald B Kipkorir: Kenyans complain of #FuelPrices & other ills & there is no one leading them anymore in public demonstrations. It is now beyond any peradventure of doubt that all public demonstrations for democracy & against State ills were because Raila Odinga was the leader. Demos are now dead.
Tim Kipchumba: When the President campaigned under the rain not so long ago, the prices were about 50% of what they are now. It’s probably the hardest a government has worked to ruin the cost of living of its people! Add unpaid fuel subsidy! We better get involved in politics #FuelPrices