Kenya follows Tanzania and plans to stop usage of kerosene

Daily Monitor

Kenyan Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said the consumption of kerosene in the country is ever increasing and needs to be drastically cut in favour of clean fuels, solar for lighting and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking.

“Instead of adding VAT [value added tax] on petroleum products, it may be prudent to increase taxes on kerosene to enable the government collect the equivalent Sh34 billion and in essence save our export market and protect our vehicles by consuming the best fuel,” Mr Oimeke said.

He said the commission arrived at the decision after conducting a study on Tanzania which employed the strategy in 2011 and reduced the product’s consumption from 30 million litres per month to five million litres currently.

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