Matungulu constituency legislator Hon Stephen Mule has vowed to petition The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority to bring down fuel prices in parliament when it resumes.
The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority is established under the Energy Act 2019 to regulate the Electrical energy, Renewable energy, and other forms of energy as well as Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Petroleum and related products within the Republic of Kenya.
Mule was speaking after a church service at Salvation Army, Kinyui in his constituency.
“The only solution we have in fuel price is through prayer and to permanently regulate the prices through EPRA of which I will foster when we resume parliament” Mule said
His sentiments were supported by Baringo senator, Hon Gideon Moi who was also in attendance. Moi said Fuel prices carries so many things with it and it will directly affect cost of living as prices of different commodities had started shooting up.
Fuel prices have risen to the highest level in Kenya’s history after the State discontinued a subsidy scheme introduced in April to ease public outrage over the high cost of living.
The energy regulator (Epra) — removed subsidies of Ksh7.10 on petrol, Ksh9.90 on diesel and Ksh11.36 on kerosene that applied on the prices of fuel sold in the month to September 14.
This increased the price of petrol by Ksh7.58 a litre in Nairobi to Ksh134.72 while diesel has jumped Ksh7.94 to Ksh115.6 a litre — the highest in Kenya’s history.