Fuel prices will be reduced, says Senator Ephraim Maina

Following the public uproar over the hiked fuel prices in Kenya by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), Senate Energy Committee chair Ephraim Maina has assured Kenyans that the prices will be reviewed downwards.

Senator Maina said the committee has summoned Energy Cabinet Secretary Alfred Keter and his Petroleum counterpart John Munyes to shed light on what happened and why they want to implement such changes.

“I want to assure Kenyans that these prices will be reduced because we cannot allow Kenyans to suffer more in the face of COVID-19 tribulations,” said Senator Ephraim Maina.

He continued, “We as a committee have been prevailing both ministries not to increase pump prices however this time no one sought our opinion and that is why as a country we are in this mess.”

On Tuesday, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority announced the pump prices for super petrol, diesel, and kerosene would increase by Sh7.58, Sh7.94, and Sh12.97 per litre, respectively.

EPRA blamed increased fuel prices on higher expenses for landed petroleum products, with landed super petrol up 0.72 percent, diesel up 4.81 percent, and kerosene up 0.96 percent.

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