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Kituo cha Sheria sues EPRA over fuel prices

Legal Advice Centre Kituo cha Sheria has sued the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) for retaining fuel prices in the country above Ksh 200.

According to Kituo cha Sheria, fuel prices are high in the country despite dropping global prices and that EPRA is ignorant of consumer voices.

“The fuel prices in Kenya have recently reached historical highs, causing concern and economic strain for both citizens and businesses with recent announcement seeing petrol prices surpassing 200 shillings per litre for the first time ,” read court documents.

The petitioner also accused the government of doing nothing to cushion Kenyans against the high cost of living caused by high fuel prices despite several pleas from Kenyans.

“The respondent have a duty to control and stabilize fuel prices to cushion Kenyan population from extreme hardships,” they said

Named as respondents in the case is EPRA, Energy CS Davis Chirchir and the Attorney General.

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