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Heavy security at Industrial area fuel depot

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There was heavy police presence at the Industrial Area fuel depot in Nairobi this morning as tankers queued to stem the fuel shortage.

This comes just as most petrol stations around the country experienced fuel shortage with motorists scrambling for the commodity at the available stations.

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According to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), the commission engaged security agencies to ensure that the loading of petroleum products at the depots resumes countrywide.

This was after motorists barricaded the depot in protest of the newly imposed 16% VAT.

ERC Director General Pavel Oimeke reported that loading at other depots in Nairobi went on late into the night, to stem the shortage.

On Wednesday, ERC cancelled the licence of Kipeda Holdings Limited, an independent petroleum association, accusing the company of sabbotage and being behind the protest that triggered fuel shortage.