President William Ruto has announced a bold plan to cut the cost of a six-kilogram gas cylinder from the current average of Kes2,800 down to Kes300 as his administration seeks to boost the uptake of cooking and check the usage of biomass exploitation thereby preserving the environment.
“We will allocate money that will enable us to reduce cooking gas prices, we will do away with taxes and enable our women to cook without thinking about their health. From June 2023, a 6kg cylinder of cooking gas will cost Kes500 or Kes300,” he said.
During the launch of Taifa Gas plant in Dogo Kundu Special Economic Zone last week, Dr Ruto pledged to drop taxes on cooking gas with an aim to eliminate the use of wood fuel.
“We will ensure gas prices reduce because we will remove all levies on gas to ensure every household in Kenya has access to gas for cooking so that we can eliminate the use of wood fuels, eliminate the challenges of health and also restore our environment by reducing the number of trees being cut down.”