Kenya's energy regulator on Wednesday raised the price of petrol in east Africa's biggest economy, citing a weaker local currency but lowered the prices of both diesel and kerosene.

The Energy Regulatory Commission raised the price of super petrol in the capital Nairobi by 0.53 shillings per litre to 117.75 shillings, while diesel fell by 0.80 shillings to 108.17 shillings per litre.

Kerosene fell by 0.67 shillings to 88.29 shillings a litre.

The prices come into effect on Sept 15.