The Energy Regulatory Commission, ERC, in collaboration with the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, DCI, and the General Service Unit officers yesterday, 12th October 2018, conducted impromptu surveillance and compliance inspections on LPG facilities in Embu County.
During the raid, the Commission seized one hundred and forty one (141) assorted LPG cylinders, an LPG trailer, a canter, a filling line with five (5) filling heads and five (5) weighing scales.
Three (3) suspects were arrested and held at Embu regional police headquarters pending arraignment in court. This is in a series of continued crackdown on rogue fuel middlemen.
In a crackdown at Tana River County, yesterday, three suspects were arrested and charged for selling petroleum products above the maximum retail pump prices contrary to section 4(b) of the Energy Regulations, 2010 as read with section 102(w) of the Energy Act 2006.
The three, Lukeman Omar Mohammed, owner of Leila Petrol Station, Ibrahim Hussein Hassan and Abdallah Mohammed Bajoh who are managers of Heller and A.A. Bayasuf and Sons petrol stations respectively will be arraigned in court, soon.
In a presser the ERC says that they, “continue to urge members of the public to be vigilant and report any instances of malpractice or suspected fuel adulteration activities to the Commission through: email@example.com or hotline numbers 0708 444 000 or 0709 336 000.”
See images, below, of the arrested fuel dealers and press statements from the ERC: