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Petroleum dealers demonstrate at Kenya Pipeline

18 April 2013, 13:27 Steve Wambugu

Local petroleum dealers who purchase fuel from the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) depot in Nakuru staged a peaceful demonstration on Thursday over what they termed as delayed services during loading.

Led by their Chairman Francis Kihara the over 100 dealers said that they have been queuing for the last three days to get fuel but the service has been slow due to corruption among some KPC officers.

Kihara said that they have encountered huge losses due to the delay and now they want the government, through the Ministry of Energy, to intervene in order to have the matter solved.

He said that dealers who buy fuel in bulk for export are often given priority at their expense.

He said that it was surprising to see that they are made to pay for the fuel prior to supply but end up being delayed during loading.

KPC Nakuru depot manager could not be reached for comment by the media.

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