4 pump stations are in trouble for selling fuel above recommended prices

The government of Kenya through the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is probing Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) and retail stations operators that tampered with fuel prices contrary to government directives.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma in a statement issued on Tuesday said that Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has identified four retail stations selling the commodity above the recommended price.

"EPRA acting on intelligence reports found 4 retail stations offering petroleum for sale above the recommended price. The stations were located at Migori, Kehancha, Awendo and Isebania," read part of the statement.

CS Juma said the government will take stern action against operators found to be violating energy regulations. She asked Kenyans to report cases of violations to EPRA.

Juma also noted that fuel supply had been restored following weeks of shortages. It was alleged that unscrupulous Oil Marketing Companies were hoarding the products.

“By yesterday 18th April 2022, the Ministry can confirm that majority of petroleum retail stations across the country were carrying out business as normal. The long queues witnessed in the past 2 weeks were gone, and normalcy in petroleum supplies was restored,” said Juma.

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