Kenyans unhappy about high energy costs.
Kenyans had to bear the burden of high energy costs after the government reneged on promises to make power more accessible and affordable.
In 2018, Kenyans witnessed significant increases in the cost of electricity and petroleum products, which resulted in rising costs of consumer goods and the cost of living.
In July, the government promised that investments in renewable sources like geothermal, wind and solar would herald the beginning of cheaper electricity.
But the Energy Regulatory Commission unveiled harmonised electricity tariffs that saw the cost of power rise by an average of 30 per cent.
In September, the government imposed a 16 per cent value added tax on petroleum products, ultimately making fuel prices among the highest in the region. After protests, the VAT was revised to eight per cent.