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Fuel Shortage pinches motorists as several parts of the country are hit


Fuel shortage has hit several parts of the country even as the Government warns dealers against trying to sabotage operations.

Petroleum Permanet secretary Andrew Kamau said barricading roads to the Konza Depot in protest over the recent 16 percent fuel tax is economic sabotage and a crime.

“We are aware there has been reported shortage of fuel in some parts of the country. Independent transporters and dealers are claiming their decisions are to oppose the new VAT regime,” he said.

The Motorist Association of Kenya urged vehicle owners to go to petrol stations that still have fuel and fill up their tanks.

“The shortage has started since the transporters have refused to deliver the fuel to petrol stations,” the union said

Kenyans took to social media to lament the fuel shortage that reportedly began on Tuesday evening.

“Kobil Hurlingham, Total Dennis Pritt out of petrol as is Astrol Lenana Road, Shell Hurlingam, only V-power available at Ksh.142 per litre.” Lamented jounalist Robert Nagila