Kenyas government reduced the excise tax on diesel and kerosene to help cushion the impact of rising fuel prices, Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta said. The duty on kerosene will decline 30 percent and the tax on diesel will fall 20 percent, Kenyatta told reporters today in Kenyas capital, Nairobi. We are reducing our revenues to help ease the problem, he said. Consumer groups plan demonstrations in Nairobi tomorrow to highlight the rising cost of living, after inflation in East Africas largest economy climbed for the fifth straight month in March to 9.19 percent compared with governments 5 percent target. Kenya increased the maximum retail price on regular gasoline by 7.2 percent to 108.16 shillings a liter from April 15 because of higher global crude costs. The turmoil in oil-producing nations is clearly beyond our control, Kenyatta said. In neighboring Uganda, authorities arrested protesters and fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a series of protests since April 11 against rising prices.