- Price of petrol hit a historic high of Sh179.30 per litre, while diesel rose to Sh165 per litre.
- High cost of living remains the major challenge to Kenyans.
Nakuru Anglican Bishop Dr Joseph Muchai is the latest to call on the new administration to lower the cost of living within 90 days as promised.
As the prices of basic commodities continue to rise, pressure is mounting on the new government to lower the cost of living.
The prices of fuel and kerosene were icreased by the energy regulatory authority, further increasing the cost of living.
Speaking in Nakuru over the weekend Bishop Muchai urged the national and county governments to put more emphasis on food production to ensure the country remains food secure.
We thank Kenyans for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner during and after the election. we applaud all the agencies involved in solving the cases that arose from the presidential election successfully,” Bishop Muchai said.
“The high cost of living is a major challenge to Kenyans, the new administration had promised to work on this, we are therefore waiting for the new government to do this within 90 days as they had stated,” the Bishop said.
Muchai further implored on the national government to work together with the counties to make sure policies aimed at reducing the cost of living are in tandem with those of the counties.
The bishop said Kenya is well-endowed with fertile land and a good climate and should be food secure at all times.
Therefore, he said, the government should come up with a policy ensuring Kenya's food basket is enhanced at all times and that will ease the cost of living.
New fuel prices announced by EPRA on Thursday last week increased the prices of petrol to an historic high of Sh179.30 per litre, while diesel rose to Sh165 per litre.
Taxes account for almost 40 per cent of the pump prices.
(Edited by V. Graham)