UDA: Affordable Gas Promise Fulfilled

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President William Ruto’s promise of affordable gas to Kenyans has been fulfilled, this is according to the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party.

The president made the promise in March during the re-launch of the Women Enterprise Fund on Thursday at KICC, where he said the 8% Value Added Tax (VAT) on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) would be removed.

In a statement on July 25, UDA notes the cost of a 6kg and 13kg gas cylinder has dropped by at least Ksh550 and Ksh700 respectively.

The move to reduce the cost of gas is to help in the transition from traditional fuels to cleaner and more environmentally friendly gas energy sources.

“Kenyans can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the government delivers on its commitment to lower the cost of cooking gas. 

“President William Ruto had made a resolute pledge to reduce cooking gas expenses as part of a broader effort to alleviate the burden of living costs.

“Furthermore, this move is aimed at promoting the transition from traditional fuels like kerosene, charcoal, and firewood to cleaner and more environmentally friendly gas energy.

“Thanks to this initiative, gas vendors have significantly decreased their prices for 6kg cylinder refills, which now range between Ksh850 and Ksh1100, compared to the previous Ksh1,400 to Ksh1,600 range. 

“Similarly, a 13kg cylinder refill now costs between Ksh2,000 and Ksh2,100, down from the earlier Ksh2,700 to Ksh3,000.

“This impressive drop in prices amounts to an astonishing Ksh500 and Ksh700 reduction for 6kg and 13 kg cylinders, respectively. 

”Major petrol stations have also followed suit, adjusting their prices from Ksh3,300 to Ksh2,700 for 13kg cylinders and from Ksh1,800 to Shs 1200 for 6kg cylinders,

UDA added that the reduction in gas costs will have a beneficial impact on businesses.

“Kenyans are elated by this positive development. The impact has been felt across various sectors, with refill gas dealers experiencing a boost in business due to increased sales.

“Additionally, hotel owners are delighted as lower fuel expenses translate to increased profits, while domestic users can redirect the savings towards other essential household items.

“In light of these outcomes, Kenyans express their appreciation to President Ruto, commending his efforts in driving down the prices of cooking gas,” it added.

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