Misery for Kenyans as prices for super petrol, diesel, kerosene go up in latest ERC review


- The new prices will be effective from Friday, March 15

- The increase came barely a month after the regulatory body announced a drop in prices of fuel products

- This was attributed to increased in average landed cost of imported Super Petrol by 3.71%

Kenyans will have to spend more on fuel products after the Energy and Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced an increase in prices for super petrol, diesel and kerosene effective from Friday, March 15.

According to the ERC, the prices of the three crucial commodities increased by KSh 1.26, KSh 0.65 and KSh 2.96 per litre respectively for super petrol, diesel and kerosene in that order.

TUKO.co.ke established the changes in this month’s prices were caused by an increase in the average landed cost of imported super petrol by 3.71%

In February, ERC announced a drop in the fuel products that saw petrol drop from KSh 104.21 to KSh 100.09 while diesel dropped from KSh 102.24 to KSh 95.96 and kerosene from KSh 101.70 to KSh 96.50.

This month (March), super petrol, diesel and kerosene will retail now at KSh 101.35, KSh 96.61 and KSh 99. 46 respectively in Nairobi starting midnight.

In Mombasa, the same will retail at KSh KSh 98.72, KSh 93.99 and KSh 96.83 in that order.

In Kisumu, petrol will retail at KSh 102.88, diesel at KSh 98.32 and kerosene at KSh 101.16


The commission warned retailers who would sell the products at higher prices than the prescribed prices of dire consequences.

Kenyans were also urged to report cases of exploitation to the commission.

SOURCE: tuko.co.ke

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