President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered that fuel prices stay the same for the next 30 days.

Super Petrol will continue to cost Ksh159.12 per litre, according to a statement dated July 14 and signed by State House spokesperson Kanze Dena.

Kerosene will continue to be sold for Ksh127.94 per litre and diesel will remain at Ksh140.

Following Uhuru’s approval of Ksh16.7 billion in gasoline subsidies, the prices stayed the same.

“It is notified that His Excellency the President has today authorized an additional fuel subsidy of Ksh16.675 billion, so as to cushion Kenyans from a further increase in fuel prices. With today’s presidential action, diesel will continue to retail at Ksh140.00, petrol at Ksh159.12 and Kerosine at Ksh127.94. Without such State interventions, the pump prices would have been Ksh193.64 for diesel, Ksh209.95 for petrol and Ksh181.13 for Kerosene.” read the state House statement in part.

The President said that the Jubilee government was compassionate and had to take all reasonable measures to protect Kenyans from the high expense of living.

Since February 2022, fuel costs have been steadily rising. Super gasoline, diesel, and kerosene had been fixed at Ksh129.72, Ksh110.60, and Ksh103.54, respectively from October 2021.

The government raised the price of fuel by Ksh5 per litre in March, resulting in retail prices for petrol, diesel, and kerosene of Ksh134.72, Ksh115.60, and Ksh103.54, respectively.

EPRA Director General Daniel Kiptoo disclosed that the agency had raised the maximum pump price of all fossil fuels by Ksh9.90 during the April fuel pricing review.

The government declared in May that all gasoline products will increase by Ksh5.50 per litre, with a subsidy of Ksh26 for super, Ksh30 for diesel, and Ksh50 for kerosene.

The costs of petroleum products were raised by Ksh9 per litre in the June pricing review by EPRA, with petrol retailing costing Ksh159.12, diesel costing Ksh150.12, and kerosene costing Ksh118.94. The average price of petrol has climbed by Ksh30 per litre during the past five months.