Filling up getting more and more expensive in Kenya

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics the middle and upper class in Kenya is helping boost the economy by continuing to fill up their cars regardless of the high prices.

The East African region has been struggling to curb high food and fuel prices for months, economists showed concern and requested for the government to intervene.

But the government instead said it would let the markets sort itself out.

And it seems this paid off as sales of petroleum products such as petrol, diesel and kerosene (used for cooking) has jumped in the last two months.

Marketers like Total Kenya and Kenol Kobil are making a killing, profits for both companies have almost doubled in the last six months.