According to former United Democratic Alliance vice chairman Kipruto Arap Kirwa, the hike in oil prices is because the Kenyan shilling as lost value due against the dollar.
In an interview with Citizen TV on Monday night, Kirwa stated that the price of crude oil in dollars is currently lower than it was in 2022.
“Fuel now is more expensive. What has really spiked the price of oil is the fact that the dollar has misbehaved here in Kenya and that you cannot blame on the previous administration,” he said.
He believes that the Kenya Kwanza government should do what they deem to be best for the country and leave it at that rather than blaming the former regime for what is wrong.
“Don’t spend a lot of time telling people what the previous regime did not do. Do what you are doing and tell us what you are doing now. Blaming things on the previous regime is just trying to play the same songs that you played during the campaigns,” he said.
This comes after fuel prices crossed a record Sh200 mark for the first time in Kenya’s history, with the rate rising by as much as Sh20 for every litre.