Previously, the rate of sales tax on motor spirit was 2pc, 13pc on high speed diesel, 8pc on kerosene
and 9pc on light diesel oil.
The commodity retailed at an average of Sh72 per litre in December 2017.kerosene was priced at Sh20 below diesel before the imposition of the tax, encouraging rogue traders to mix paraffin with the motor fuel in search for higher profit margins.Lower tax on kerosene
was originally meant to cushion low-income households from high cost of living but profit-hungry traders turned it into a cash cow from sale of adulterated fuel.
To study the effect of the initial pH on kerosene
degradation, Klebsiella pneumonia sp.
Poor households that depend on kerosene
for lighting and cooking were not spared either as the regulator increased a litre of kerosene by Sh2.99 to sell at Sh111.83 in Nairobi.
On the average, families which rely on kerosene
lamps spend a third of their income on kerosene
, Lozano said.
Three Penguins, kerosene jars, paint and gold leaf Image Credit: White Elephants and Black Camels; wood, fibreglass and kerosene lamp burners; 2016 Image Credit: Exhibition view with Accused in foreground, engraving on wood, etching on kerosene
beaker and enamel paint, 20 Image Credit: Black Rooster; fibreglass, plastic and kerosene lamp burner; 2016 Image Credit: For War; etching on paper and toy bus with kerosene lamp burner; 2015 Image Credit: By Jyoti Kalsi Special to Weekend Review
Another person said, ''The only defensive step consumers can take is to save money on kerosene
This has punched holes in the government narrative that over 80 per cent of kerosene brought into the country was being used to adulterate diesel.A well-placed source at the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, who did not wish to be named due to the heat generated by the fresh figures, said ministry strategists have been forced back to the drawing board to seek an alternative proposal for dealing with adulteration and easing the cost burden on households that depend on kerosene
An analysis of data from ERC shows that an Sh18 anti-adulteration levy on Kerosene
is the main contributor of the high cost.
This was despite the fact that the notified-GST rate stood at 27.5pc on HSD, 17pc on kerosene
, 16.5pc on LDO and 21.5pc on petrol.
In the revised prices, the Energy Regulator Commission said kerosene prices will increase after taking into account the anti-adulteration levy of 18 per litre on kerosene
in the finance act 2018.
figure By EDWIN OKOTH Poor households, which depend on kerosene
for cooking and lighting will soon pay the same price for the fuel as an owner of a truck consuming diesel, if Parliament approves a government proposal.The Sunday Nation has learnt that the move to introduce an Sh18 per litre road maintenance levy on kerosene
to discourage its use for adulteration, has reached an advanced stage with possibilities of being incorporated into the 2018 Finance Bill.