The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has dropped the prices of fuel for the period of Friday, October 15 and Sunday, November 14.
EPRA in a statement on Thursday, October 14 announced that Super Petrol went down by Ksh5 alongside Diesel and Kerosene dropped by Ksh7.28 per litre for the next 30 days.
Super Petrol will retail at Ksh129.72 in Nairobi while diesel prices will go for Ksh110.60. Kerosene, on the other hand, will retail at Ksh103.54.
In Mombasa, petrol will retail at Ksh127.46, diesel at Ksh108.36 while kerosene will sell at Ksh101.29. In the case of Nakuru County, petrol will retail at Ksh129.24, diesel at Ksh120.43 and kerosene at Ksh103.39.
The prices of fuel go down following sustained uproar from Kenyans across the country, from politicians to businessmen to ordinary folk over the prices hiked last month.
EPRA in a statement on Tuesday, September 14 announced that Super Petrol went up by Ksh7.58, Diesel by Ksh7.94 and Kerosene by Ksh12.97 in its monthly review. Petrol thus retailed at Ksh134.72 per litre in Nairobi, Diesel Ksh115.60 and Kerosene Ksh110.82.
Two days ago, Deputy President William Ruto gave the cartels at the Ministry of Petroleum an ultimatum to reverse the decisions made among them to award the cost per litre of fuel to private companies believed to have led to the historic spike in fuel costs that have brought the country to its knees.
He further called for the abolition of price controls for the purposes of reducing fuel prices.
Almost a month ago, he raised concerns over the prices while bashing the State for shooting up the fuel prices at a time the country’s economy is still recovering from the hammer blow effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He urged the parliamentary committee on energy to engage the Ministry of Energy and review the fuel prices so as to relax the now-growing woes on the cost of living amongst members of the public.
“Parliament should also work with the Ministry of Energy and make sure that we manage this situation rolling out of hand. Then, we need to find a long-lasting solution to all the challenges facing Kenyans,” Ruto explained.