Fuel Scarcity Hits Several Towns in Kenya

Fuel Scarcity Hits Several Towns in Kenya (News Central TV)
Fuel Scarcity Hits Several Towns in Kenya (News Central TV)

Reports indicate that Several towns in Kenya have been hit by fuel scarcity. The northwestern and western areas of the country have been heavily struck by the scarcity.

According to reports, several petrol stations in Nairobi‘s capital are turning away motorists who have run out of fuel.

The crisis was sparked by a drop in imports by huge oil marketing businesses, who are concerned that they will not be compensated for the government-subsidised prices they charge customers.

However, the country’s energy authority says the shortages are due to logistical issues and that it is working with oil marketing companies to remedy the matter.

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Kenya’s Energy Minister Charles Keter

Oil merchants claim they have not been paid in four months because the government compensates them in order for them to provide a lower price.

After decreasing their imports, the big oil marketers are now giving precedence to their franchised shops, and independent dealers are buying supplies from them.

As a result, small dealers that serve rural areas where giant oil marketing companies lack a large dealer network have run out of stock.

According to data from the regulator, Kenya consumes 380 million litres of super fuel and diesel per month.

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