China Wu Yi hit by fuel pilferage crisis
10 April 2013, 12:25
Efforts by the Chinese road construction company vested with the responsibility of fully rehabilitating Mwingi - Kamuwongo has hit the rocks following high rates of fuel pilferage.
For the past few months, China Wu Yi company has been losing enormous amount of money to unknown individuals who siphon fuel from their machinery especially during the night.
Speaking to the company's top official in the region who sought anonymity, the most alarming fact is that the company is usually unable to account for an approximately 1 000 litres of diesel daily.
He further said that all efforts employed to curb this vice have not succeeded, including the deployment of police guards to man the equipment.
According to a driver working with the firm, it is hard for the road construction workers to survive on the meager pay of KES 13 000.
"An additional side pay will always be welcome as long as they continue paying us peanut," he said.
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