The Energy Regulatory Commission has announced an increase in fuel prices, in a move likely to put a further strain on motorists and households. The prices of Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene have increased by Kshs 5.25, Kshs 5.52 and Kshs 2.76 respectively per litre. In Nairobi, Super petrol will retail at Kshs 106.60, Diesel at Kshs 102.13 and Kerosene at Kshs 102.22 per litre.
ERC attributed the increase in prices to a consequence of the average landed cost of imported Super petrol increasing by 9.14% from US$ 568.55 per ton in February 2019 to US$ 620.54 per ton in March 2019, diesel increasing by 11.19% from US$ 561.64 per ton to US$ 624.51 per ton and Kerosene by 1.88% from US$ 650.29 per ton to US$ 662.55 per ton. The new prices will be in force from 15th April to 14th May 2019.
In Kakamega, Super petrol will retail at Kshs 108.62, Diesel at Kshs 104.14 and Kerosene at Kshs 102.29. In Bungoma, Super petrol will retail at Kshs 109.27, Diesel at Kshs 104.79 and Kerosene at Kshs 102.93. In Kitale, Super petrol will retail at Kshs 108.87, diesel at Kshs 104.39, Kerosene at Kshs 102.53. In Malaba, Super petrol will retail at Kshs 109.69, Diesel at Kshs 105.22 and Kerosene at Kshs 103.37. In Kapenguria, Super petrol will retail at Kshs 109.25, Diesel at Kshs 104.77 and Kerosene at Kshs 102.91. In Eldoret, Super petrol will retail at Kshs 108.56, Diesel at Kshs 104.08 and Kerosene at Kshs 102.22. In Kiminini, Super Petrol will retail at Kshs 109.08, Diesel at Kshs 104.60 and Kerosene at Kshs 102.74. In Webuye Super petrol will retail at Kshs 108.74, Diesel at Kshs 104.26, Kerosene at Kshs 102.40. In Busia Super petrol will retail at Kshs 109.76, Diesel at Kshs 105.28, Kerosene at Kshs 103.43.