In response to the high cost of fuel, President William Ruto has taken action to defend his government.
This comes after lawmakers addressed him over the high cost of fuel during a Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group meeting at State House.
The president of state allegedly replied to the parliamentarians that his government was powerless to stop the growing cost of gasoline.
Ruto informed the MPs that outside of his control, global circumstances were the root cause of the nation’s fuel issues.
He claimed that the gasoline stabilization fund was a temporary fix for the issue and rejected the idea of restoring the subsidies that typified the government of former president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict in the Gaza Strip, according to Cabinet Secretary (CS) Davis Chirchir, might push up the price of petroleum products to $150 (KSh 22,585) per barrel.
On Monday, November 6, during his address to the National Dialogue committee at Bomas of Kenya, Chirchir predicted that the price of super petrol at the pump will reach KSh 300 per litre.
According to the CS, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority’s (EPRA) upcoming assessment of pump prices may take the estimated pricing into account.