By Nicholus Nduati
Kenyans will for the second month running bear the brunt of higher pump prices after the Energy Regulatory Commission revised up the cost of petroleum products.
Effective midnight, a liter of Super Petrol increases by 78 cents, diesel is up one shilling and 17 cents and kerosene goes up 77 cents.
A significant increase in the cost of fuel a month ago partly led to a consequent increase in the rate of inflation last month that hit 9 percent above the government’s target range of 7.5 percent.
According to ERC Director General Pavel Oimeke, the increase has been brought about by a consequent increase in the cost of the average landed cost of petroleum products.
Fuel will be cheapest in Mombasa where a liter of super petrol will cost Ksh 97.63, diesel retail at Ksh 87.04 and kerosene at Ksh 65.11.
In Nairobi, a liter of petrol will cost Ksh 101.05, diesel retail at Ksh 90.44 and kerosene cost Ksh 67.96.
At the lakeside city of Kisumu, a litre of petrol will cost Ksh 103.03, diesel at Ksh 92.61 and kerosene retail at Ksh 69.89.
Fuel will be most expensive in Mandera where a litre of super petrol will retail at Ksh 114.86, diesel at Ksh 104.24 and kerosene at Ksh 81.77.