Govt. Spokesman: Expect major announcement on fuel prices

"This will go a long way in reducing the cost of living in the country for hustlers and Kenyans at large."

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Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura has announced that Kenyans can anticipate a significant declaration regarding the reduction of fuel prices today at 3 pm.

"A major announcement on the reduction of fuel prices shall be made today at 3:00 pm by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Agency (EPRA)," he stated on x.

Mwaura emphasized that the anticipated reduction in fuel prices would positively impact the high cost of living that Kenyans have been lamenting.

"This will go a long way in reducing the cost of living in the country for hustlers and Kenyans at large," Mwaura affirmed.

"Truly, Kenya Kwanza led by President William Ruto is delivering on its promises. Stay tuned!"

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) last reviewed fuel prices in mid-March.

During the March review, the Authority decreased the petrol pump price by Sh7.21 per litre.

Additionally, EPRA reduced the prices per litre of diesel by Sh5.09 and that of kerosene by Sh4.49.

In Nairobi, petrol was retailed at Sh199.15, diesel at Sh190.38, and kerosene at Sh188.74.

In Mombasa, super petrol was sold at Sh195.97, diesel at Sh187.21, and kerosene at Sh185.58.

In Nakuru, super petrol was priced at Sh198.21, diesel at Sh189.82, and kerosene at Sh188.21.

Eldoret recorded super petrol at Sh198.98, diesel at Sh190.59, and kerosene at Sh188.98.

In Kisumu, the price of petrol was Sh198.97, diesel was Sh190.59, and kerosene was Sh188.96.

According to EPRA, these prices include the 16 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) in accordance with the provisions of the Finance Act 2023, the Tax Laws (Amendment) Act 2020, and the revised rates for excise duty adjusted for inflation as per Legal Notice No. 194 of 2020.