Azimio coalition leader Raila Odinga now wants the price of petroleum products in the country to be reduced by Sh45–50, arguing that the prices of products have reduced significantly in the world market.
Speaking in Merrueshi village, Kajiado East constituency, on Saturday, Odinga said it will be unfair for the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) not to reduce the prices of petroleum in the wake of what’s happening in the world market.
He added that the reduction in fuel prices will cushion Kenyans from the pressure brought about by the high cost of living.
“Inatakikana mwezi huu wapunguze bei ya mafuta na shilingi 45 kwa liter… Sio eti shilingi tano ama kumi pekee yake. 45 ama 50 kwa liter maanake bei imerudi chini kabisa katika soko ya ulimwengu,” he stated. This loosely translates to “They need to reduce fuel prices by Sh45–50 because we are aware that fuel prices have decreased in the world market.”