As Kenyans continue to reel from the effects of the all-time high fuel prices announced by the government on Thursday, Investments, Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria is asking the public to tighten their belts and be ready for even higher prices at the pump in the coming months.
According to the Trade Cabinet Secretary, fuel prices in the country will continue to rise by at least Ksh.10 every month until February next year.
“Global Crude Prices are on an upward trajectory. For planning purposes expect pump prices to go up by Ksh 10 every month till February,” Kuria posted on his official X account.
If CS Kuria’s pronouncement is anything to go by, fuel prices in the country will soon retail for at least Ksh.250 a litre.
Global Crude Prices are on an upward trajectory. For planning purposes expect pump prices to go up by Ksh 10 every month till February
— CS Moses Kuria (@HonMoses_Kuria) September 15, 2023
The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) on Thursday announced that Super Petrol prices have now increased by Ksh.16.96, Diesel by Ksh.21.32, while Kerosene climbs the highest by Ksh.33.13 per litre.
The Authority’s Director General Daniel Kiptoo Bargoria noted that the increased prices were due to the weighted average cost of imported refined petroleum products.
The changes now mean Super Petrol in Nairobi will now be retailing at Ksh.211.64, Diesel at Ksh.200.99, and Kerosene will be Ksh.202.61 per litre.
The rates per litre in Mombasa will be, Super Petrol (Ksh.208.58), Diesel (Ksh.197.93) and Kerosene (Ksh.199.54) while in Kisumu; Super Petrol (Ksh.211.40), Diesel (Ksh.201.16) and Kerosene (Ksh.202.77).