Kenya's Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), on Monday, January 16, 2023, shut down a gas refilling company in Nairobi for operating illegally.
In a statement, the officers from the agency, in partnership with officers from National Police Service (NPS) Energy Police Unit, conducted a joint compliance operation on Salama Gas Limited in Embakasi East Sub County.
During the operation, 176 assorted LPG cylinders were discovered. Upon comprehensive investigations, the multi-agency team established that the licensed LPG facility had been refilling and trading in LPG cylinders without authorization from the respective brand owners.
"The facility has since been shut down and four suspects apprehended pending court arraignment to be charged in accordance with the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Regulations 2019," said EPRA.
"The current operations are part of the ongoing Safety Campaign that seeks to enhance compliance to laws and regulations and prevent accidents to ensure the safety of Kenyans."
Meanwhile, public members have been urged to be vigilant and report malpractice cases to the energy regulator.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.