Sharp rise in paraffin prices hits consumer
6 days ago, 08:02
Kerosene prices have doubled in the past two years due to a blend of higher taxes and rising global oil costs, hurting consumers that use the fuel for lighting and powering their cook stoves. Aside from home use by low-income earners, small-time fishermen worldwide have for long relied on kerosene lamps to provide vision during their nighttime fishing. In Kisumu, kerosene currently costs Sh78.66 per litre at the pump, having risen steadily over the past two years from Sh41.54 in a similar period ...
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