News–Pain for Kenyans as liquefied Petroleum gas prices drastically shot up with even a more increase expected to affect all fuel-related products in the near future.
In the current situation at hand, gas prices are expected to shoot up by 15 percent; what will push the 6kg cylinder to 1,500 from sh 1,400 while the 13kg cylinder which has been going at sh 3,000 will now be refilled at sh 3300.
Homenews.co.ke, reported that the increase is attributed to the 20 percent increase in freight charges added to the existing 16 percent VAT sting which was introduced in 2021.
The reason for the price increase is linked to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war where gas and fertilizer are heavily produced and supplied worldwide.
Normal diesel prices by February this year would have seem 6Kg sell at 133.89, according to Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra), had it not been for the subsidy.
Further, the subsidy programme also cut the prices of kerosene and super petrol costs by Ksh15.88 and Ksh14.53 respectively.
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