It is on a Thursday and President William Ruto’s first day in office has been marred with mixed reactions after his government got rid of fuel subsidies and in the process, left Kenyans struggling with the highest fuel prices ever.
The price of Super Petrol was increased by Ksh20 to a record high of 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
Ruto’s government said the subsidy prices were costing the country billions of shillings and had benefited only a few cartels. Ruto however, said Kenyans should bare with them as they look for new alternatives that will lower the current high prices.
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