There was drama in Maua town for the better part of Friday as residents engaged the Police in running battles in protests against the recent increment in fuel prices.
Kenyans have shared their frustration in the wake of a significant increase in the cost of petrol and diesel.
The price of this precious commodity hit an all-time high in the country in the wake of an announcement by the Energy Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).
Via a statement, EPRA announced a liter super petrol would increase by Sh 7.58. Similarly, the cost of diesel has increased Sh 7.94 for a litre of diesel, while that of Kerosene has rocketed by Sh 12.97.
Thus, Super Petrol, Diesel, and Kerosene will now retail at Sh134.72, Sh115.60, and Sh110.82 per litre, respectively, in Nairobi.
These increased prices could imply that Kenyans will have to dig deeper in their pockets as the cost of electricity, public transport, foodstuff, among many other things, could also increase.
With the economy on the recovery path following a battering caused by Covid-19 more Kenyans are set to feel the pinch.
The author is a Social Media Strategist, a Digital Media Expert with interest in good Governance and Social Welfare. He is also a Mt. Kenya Youth Leader.