KPC recalls fuel mixed with water amidst protest
SEE ALSO :More players eye cooking gas pieWhen The Standard visited the depot located on the shores of Lake Victoria, technicians and loaders were busy draining water from the tankers. Oil dealers protested the incident and demanded an explanation from the firm. Loading bay No visitors or dealers were allowed into the loading bay; only the drivers whose trucks were being drained. There were fears some of the trucks had already offloaded the adulterated petrol in local stations but the company said it had accounted for all tankers.
SEE ALSO :Tale of Nyanza's sickly water ambulancesOil dealers and some KPC technicians said half of the petrol sold from 5am yesterday was actually water. Joe Sang', the KPC managing director, did not respond to phone calls or text messages. But a senior employee who did not wish to be named confirmed the crisis and said it was being addressed. “We ensured that the product did not reach the market. We recalled all the trucks that had been loaded between 4am and 8am after discovering the fuel had been adulterated,” said the official. "It would have been a major problem if the tankers were for export and the adulteration discovered when they were already across the borders. However, they were all supplying the local market." Truck driver Bernard Wasike said he had loaded 3,000 litres only to discover on reaching his destination that half of it was water.