Fuel shortage crisis: Kenyans throng petrol stations [Pictures]

Motorists throng Rubis fueling station in Kirinyaga County [Jane Mugambi, Standard]

The fuel shortage crisis in Kenya seems to be worsening by the hour.

Several fueling stations across the country have experienced crowds of motorists hoping to fill their tanks.

The crisis according to industry players has been fueled by the government’s debt to oil marketing companies, as it tried to stabilise oil prices. This is said to have denied the companies money to import petroleum products, hence the shortage.  

However, President Uhuru Kenyatta is reported to have signed the Supplementary Appropriation Bill this afternoon, paving way for the release of Sh34.4 billion to oil marketing companies.

Here are some photos of the crisis in fueling stations across the county:

Long queues of motorists and boda boda riders queue at Shell petrol station along Nakuru-Nairobi highway.  [Harun Wathari, Standard]
Queue at a Shell petrol station in Nakuru City. Desperate motorists carry jerry cans waiting to be served [Harun Wathari, Standard]
Boda boda operators resting on their motorcycles at the Section 58 shell petrol station as they wait for their turn to fuel on April 4, 2022 [Harun Wathari, Standard]
A police officer trying to maintain law and order at a petrol station in Nakuru town as hundreds queue waiting for their turn to fuel [Harun Wathari, Standard]
Total Energies petrol station in Nanyuki. [Courtesy]
Motorists queue to get fuel at Shell Petrol Station in Mombasa County [Kelvin Karani, Standard]


Motorists and Boda boda riders queue to fuel at a petrol station in Kisii town [Sammy Omingo, Standard]


Motorists and boda boda riders in Migori Country queue for fuel [Caleb Kingwara, Standard]