Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Motorists, including matatu operators, are turning to Tanzanian pumps to avoid the high prices at Kenyan petrol stations.

Last week, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) raised the price for a litre of petrol to Ksh211, a higher price than the pump price in Tanzania which stands at Ksh193.49. Diesel, on the other hand, retails at Ksh200.99 compared to Ksh196.19 in the neighbouring country.

According to Motorists Association of Kenya (MAK) Chairman Peter Murima, the hiked price was destined to deny the state revenues collected through taxation.

He explained that the local purchasing power had significantly reduced due to the reduction of traffic as well as some individuals turning to Tanzania for fuel, benefitting the President Samia Suluhu-led government.

However, he advised that the benefits were short-lived since the Tanzanian Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), an equivalent of EPRA, was taking its notes from Kenya and the price is expected to surge soon.

At the beginning of August, shortly after the benchmark, Tanzania increased the prices of petroleum products by up to Ksh27 per litre. 

Kenyan fuel pumps located near the border have also recorded a steep drop in sales after the mass exodus.

A pump attendant indicated that his sales had reduced from 5,000 litres a day to less than half.


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  1. Kenyans are tired with this bogus useless goverment of Zakayo Ruto a useless leader who has been rejected by his own people and soon the world will reject him, we better reject Zakayo William Ruto revenue collection through taxation and this is the beginning of economy collapsing for useless bogus government with its regime Gorilla,babbons,pigs and prostitutes who call themselves leaders yet they are thieves and corrupt to the core,how can you call your self a leader yet your corrupt and inflation of tax in the same country,with in and out side the government Taking a bribe, letting yourself be bought off, accepting flattery in exchange for some sort of loyalty, is sabotage. Refusing to confront an issue because if you keep quiet you’ll get a promotion or be made an elder or keep your job corrupts you down deep.
    How can you blame climate change and Russian-ukrean war which doesn’t concerned use in any way,this useless leaders we have are pathological lairs from the day they were sworn in the office in August 15,2022 nothing positive and good comes to this idiots men and women are all the same farting,with big bellies,eating like pigs and pooping like mad men and women, this idiots are trying to tell Kenyans Russian-Ukreain war is being fought in United Arab Emirates Gulf yet all the crude oils are passing through Mombasa port heading to Tanzania and Uganda, Kenyans must continue mass Exodus because this educated fools with self centered propaganda backwardness good for nothing can collapse the economy of Kenya for luck of thinking capacity which they don’t have,”Hawa Ni wezi hatari Sana” climate change and Russian-Ukrenian war is not affecting Tanzania and Uganda pump price “ile ujinga iko Kenya Na Hawa wajinga viongozi wezi haiko kwingine” why is Kenyan affected with propaganda climate change making a common mwananchi to remain poor without food on the table,educating there children and making the suffer by inflation of taxes is this truly Godly or Ungodly may your families and generations to come be cursed and never to see the light,”maumbwa nyinyi takataka kujeni munishike kama imewauma Sana mashetani nyinyi”.

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