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Fuel supply gets boost as ship with 100M litres docks in Mombasa

Energy Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has assured Kenyans that the country is now sufficiently supplied with petroleum products.

Speaking at the Kipevu Oil Terminal after receiving a ship that brought in 100 million liters of super petrol, the Cabinet Secretary urged Kenyans to stop panic buying of fuel.

Motorists across the country have had to bear the brunt of the fuel shortage over the last two weeks. Even though the government released Kshs. 34.4 billion to clear outstanding arrears owed to fuel marketers for the fuel subsidy programme that has been in place since June last year.

However, the situation is yet to ease at petrol stations with motorists still facing challenges of getting the commodity. CS Juma says the government is putting in place measures to address the situation.

They are urging Kenyans to resist the temptation of panic buying since there are enough fuel stocks in the country.

The government is set to begin the first test run of oil dispatch at the new Kshs. 40 billion Kipevu Oil Terminal next week.


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