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Fuel shortage still a menace in the country

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The fuel shortage has persisted for the last three weeks, as experienced by long ques witnessed in most petrol stations.

The shortage is still troubling a lot of motorists even despite the government assuring Kenyans that there are enough petroleum products in the country.

On Friday, Energy Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said that a ship carrying 100 million liters of super petrol had docked at the Kipevu Oil Terminal waiting to be disbursed in different parts of the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier signed a supplementary budget allocating Ksh 134 billion to the government fuel stabilization program aimed at cushioning Kenyans from the high cost of fuel.

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However, despite the disbursement of funds, fueling is still a challenge in most parts of the country forcing motorists to make long ques in the few petrol stations that are lucky to have fuel. Some stations have been restricting motorists to not more than Sh2,000 worth of fuel.

Most filling stations in Nairobi were either closed or had long queues on Sunday as people tried to fill up.

“By Thursday we will be back to normal. Today (Monday) we paid Sh8.2 billion to the marketers and since yesterday (Sunday) depots were opened and marketers have been working to refill their stations,” Mr. Kamau told Business Daily at the time.

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) is currently working on its monthly price review, with new prices expected on Thursday 14th.

 

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