Two linked to sale of illegal gas cylinders arrested
SEE ALSO :Illegal gas traders put Kenyans at risk“This facility has no licences to be filling LPG gas into gas cylinders, this is a danger to the public who live near this facility and also those who have bought such gas cylinders and are using them in their homes,” Gachomo noted. He said that the cylinders were not standardised and such businesses were ripping of innocent Kenyans by charging them for less that gas than is in the cylinder. Gachomo also noted that such businesses intercepted the gas cylinders and were illegally cross filling them which is illegal. “As you can see, we have confiscated gas cylinders from various companies which means they were breaking the law and duping customers,” he explained. He warned those operating such businesses that the crackdown was countrywide and would shut down all plants illegally filling gas cylinders. “Kenyans needs to stop buying from unscrupulous gas dealers. Only purchase gas from licenced gas dealers who can guarantee that the product you are taking home to your family is safe for use,” he warned. So far, the taskforce has already shut down 10 such businesses in Mombasa, Webuye, Nakuru, Nairobi, Limuru, and Nyeri County. He called on members of the public to volunteer information on such businesses within their towns and promised to apprehend the traders behind the operations. “The business woman behind this operation in Nyeri still at large, but we are confident that we shall make arrests soon as we have successfully shut down this facility,” he warned.