Fuel Crisis: Rubis Energy CEO Jean-Christian Bergeron deported over economic sabotage

Fuel Crisis: Rubis Energy CEO Jean-Christian Bergeron deported over economic sabotage

  • After a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Energy CS Monica Juma recommended further sanctions against oil marketing companies.
  • The measures by the government comes a day after EPRA stated that the oil marketing firms were selling fuel that was meant for the Kenyan market outside the country.

Rubis Kenya Managing Director and CEO Jean-Christian Bergeron has been deported out of the country on accusations of economic sabotage due to the ongoing fuel crisis in Kenya.

After a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Energy Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma recommended further sanctions against oil marketing companies that were complicit in creating the fuel shortage in the country.

The measures by the government comes a day after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) stated that the oil marketing firms were selling fuel that was meant for the Kenyan market outside the country.

In the sanctions to be issued, four oil marketing companies are said to face punitive measures including reducing the capacity that they import into the country.

Further, the government is said to have set plans in motion to strengthen the capacity of national oil to avert such a crisis in future, and also to have a bigger role in the furl retail business.

The sanctions come as Kenyans continue to suffer whilst looking for fuel. The long queues leading to petrol stations spilt over to major highways as Kenyans sought to get some fuel into their tanks.

Hundreds of vehicles lined the roads to see what little fuel they can get, with many of the fuel stations limiting motorists to only buy fuel not exceeding Ksh.1,000.

The situation replicated across the country with some opting to cross the border to Tanzania to get fuel.

In Nyahururu, boda boda riders camped at fuel stations waiting for the commodity to come so that they can resume business.

EPRA is set to release its monthly prices on Thursday, with many Kenyans hoping that this will put an end to the fuel shortage in the country.

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