Kenyans are eagerly waiting to hear from the Energy and petroleum regulatory authority if there will be ease at the fuel pump or they will be forced to dig deeper into their pockets.
Today is the 1th day of the month of November, and EPRA is expected to make a review of the fuel prices, a review that stays put for one month.
Last month’s review saw EPRA increase Super petrol by Ksh.5.72, diesel Ksh.4.48 and kerosene by Ksh.2.45.
The move led to super petrol retailing at Ksh217.36 per litre, diesel at 205.47 and kerosene at 204.46 per litre in Nairobi.
The continuous increase in fuel prices has been pointed out as the main cause of high cost of living. This has led to both public and private transport being expensive forcing the matatu owners to hike the prices in order to avoid losses.
Recently, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum Davis Chirchir together with Cabinet Secretary for finance Njuguna Ndun’gu admitted that there was a clear possibility that the fuel prices will hit Ksh.300 in the near future. President William Ruto in a parliamentary group meeting on November 7th was also quoted to have said that his hands were tied on the issue of fuel prices.
Kenyans are already on social media with memes playing around with the likeliness of EPRA increasing the fuel prices. Some wished their friends with memes like “HAPPY FUEL INCREASE DAY”