The cost of fuel in Kenya has risen to a new record high after the government partially removed subsidies that cushioned consumers from the global hike in oil prices.
The energy regulator said late last night that it had removed the subsidy for super petrol, while retaining a smaller subsidy for diesel and kerosene.
Kerosene, which is mainly used by low-income households for cooking and lighting, will cost about 148 shillings.
It comes after President William Ruto indicated in his inaugural speech that his administration would do away with fuel and food subsidies, noting that they were costly and ineffective. END