Motorists to pay more as fuel pump prices rise
14 February 2014, 17:48
Nairobi - Kenyans will have to pay more for their fuel after the Energy Regulatory Commision ERC raised the prices in its latest review.
Petrol and Diesel have both gone up, a dread for motorists and commuters, with the only good news being that the price of Kerosene has dropped.
According to the announcement by the ERC, Petrol has risen by KES 0.97 to retail at KES 115 per litre, with Diesel rising by KES 1.07 to retail at KES 105.
Kerosene though, dropped by KES 2 to retail at KES 93 per litre.
It is expected that the prices will impact on many, especially those commuting, as they will be forced to pay more for services with transport providers having nowhere to turn but to the commuters.
" We are forced to turn to commuters every-time because we are impacted directly by increase in charges such as fuel and the recent parking charges in Nairobi, Simon Kimutai of the Matatu Owners Association said.
The parking charges in Nairobi have recently risen to KES 300 from the previous 140, making life harder for motorists playing city routes on a daily basis.
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