Kuwaiti’s energy minister Isam al-Marzuq has sanctioned power tariff increases.

While road fuel prices hikes introduced by government in 2016 are being opposed by parliament, the proposed electricity pricing may fare better as it does not target Kuwaiti homes.

The new law has exempted private houses from the rise in tariffs, according to official news agency Kuna. At the same time the government sector will suffer the sharpest increase in tariffs and will pay by far the most for...