This comes as the price of petrol per litre shoots up by Sh. 3.56. This means that you will buy a litre of petrol at Sh. 126.37 in Nairobi.
However, users of diesel and kerosene have been spared. A litre of diesel will continue to retail at Sh. 107.66 while Kerosene will continue to sell at Sh. 97.85 in Nairobi.
In Mombasa Petrol will be sold at Sh. 123.95, Diesel at Sh. 105.27 and Kerosene at Sh. 95.46. Nakuru motorists will buy Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene at Sh. 125.98, Sh. 107.55 and Sh. 97.76. Eldoret traders will sell Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene at Sh. 126.90, Sh. 108.46 and Sh. 98.68.
The increase in petrol falls below what was expected in the March review. Last month, a brief from the energy regulator had indicated that petrol will increase by Sh. 4.30 to Sh. 127.11 per litre in Nairobi while diesel is expected to rise from Sh. 107.66 to Sh. 109.96—the highest level since December 2018.
Petrol prices would have increased by Sh. 20.12 a litre over the past three months, with diesel up Sh. 13.56 over the same period, one of the biggest jumps over the period in recent history. However, this increase was dropped at the last minute as the government moved to avoid public uproar. Fuel Prices May 2021.