Eldoret Residents React to EPRA’s Ksh9 Increase of Fuel Prices

A section of Uasin Gishu residents in Eldoret town has come out to protest against the newly announced fuel prices by Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

EPRA in its monthly review on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, announced an increase of Ksh9 per litre for super petrol, diesel, and kerosene.

But reacting to the latest announcement, some of the motorists said a rise in fuel prices would negatively impact on the already high cost of living.

Motorists on one of the Eldoret town roads.

They challenged the government to look into ways they can lower the cost.

Paul Ng’etich, a bodaboda rider at Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) stage says the high fuel price has affected him negatively by reducing the daily profit from his business.

Initially, I could get a profit which I sparely spent on the providence of the family but lately the little profit I get goes for fuel,” he lamented.

A matatu driver, Samuel Kiprotich on his part said with high fuel prices, it has led to a drastic drop in the number of passengers.

Matatus in Eldoret town.

Most individuals are walking on foot from and to their working stations on a daily basis making it a challenge to make a profit from matatu business,” said Kiprotich.

Mary Chepchumba, a businesswoman in Eldoret town says the increment of fuel has affected the transportation of her luggage.

For the last two months, EPRA has been announcing an increase in fuel prices, due to what it notes is an increase in the average landed cost of imported super petrol and Free on Board (FOB) price of Murban crude oil.

With the Ksh9 rise in fuel prices, Super Petrol, Diesel, and Kerosene will now retail at Kshs159.12, Kshs140, and Kshs127.94 per liter respectively in Nairobi for the next one month.

Fuel trader checking the quantity of oil he has.

In Eldoret, a litre of super petrol will now retail at Ksh159.53 and Ksh140.72 per litre for Diesel. A litre of Kerosine in Eldoret will be Ksh128.67.

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