Mixed reactions as fuel prices rise

Motorists Monday dug deep into their pockets after petrol prices shot up by Kshs.5.77 while diesel dropped by Kshs. 3.80 in the latest review by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

This comes three months after the country witnessed a historic drop in fuel prices after it dropped by a record Kshs. 17.31 per litre.

EPRA says the recent changes was due to import costs.

“The changes in this month’s prices are as a result of the average landed cost of imported super petrol increasing by 31.54 per cent to Ksh.26,434 per cubic centimetre in May 2020, diesel decreasing by 5.58 per cent and kerosene decreasing by 51.84 per cent,” EPRA said in a statement.

A litre of petrol in Nairobi will now retail at Ksh.89.10 from midnight Monday, while diesel and kerosene will sell at Ksh.74.57 and Ksh.62.46 respectively.