• May 19, 2024
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EPRA to make major announcement on fuel prices reduction – Government spokesperson

EPRA to make major announcement on fuel prices reduction – Government spokesperson

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

Prepare for a major announcement in regards to the fuel prices, government spokesperson Isaac Mwaura has told Kenyans.

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) is Sunday scheduled to announce new fuel prices for the next one months.

It is this announcement that Mwaura said will be a major one.

In a statement on X, formerly Twitter, the former nominated Senator said the anticipated EPRA announcement will go along way towards addressing the high cost of living in the country.

“A major announcement on the reduction of fuel prices shall be made today at 3:00 pm by the Energy and PetroleumRegulatory Agency (EPRA),” Mwaura said in part of the statement.

“This will go a long way in reducing the cost of living in the country for hustlers and Kenyans at large,” he added.

In addition, the Government spokesperson said the imminent drop in fuel prices was an indication that President William Ruto and the Kenya Kwanza administration was delivering its promises.

The first few months of the Kenya Kwanza administration faced criticisms over the high fuel prices.

The prices skyrocketed after the government removed the fuel subsidy program that the previous regime has introduced to cushion Kenyans.

As a result, the process of Super Petrol cross the Ksh200 per litre, a new high in Kenya’s history.

But at the time, the President and his close allies blamed the factors beyond them – among them high prices of crude oil at the global market and the Russia-Ukraine war.

In the recent months, there has been a drop in the crude oil prices.Last month, EPRA announced a reduction on the prices by at least KSh7, the highest drop since Ruto was sworn in as the fifth President.

A further drop will come as a sigh of relieve to Kenyans already battling with high cost of living compounded with high taxation.

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