Detectives have arrested seven people for selling adulterated fuel in Nairobi’s Industrial area.
According to Energy Regulatory Authority boss Robert Pavel Oimeke, the officers seized 5,250 litres of diesel, and 900 litres of kerosene during the Monday raid.
The arrests come barely a month after officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) seized several litres of illegal petroleum hidden in Ruai, Nairobi.
Following the raid, three suspects linked to the fraud were arrested.
The three were identified as Patrick Kinunthia Nyambura, Nicholas Ngatia Gunia and George Wanjogu.
“Officers based in
#Ruai yesterday confiscated several Litres of illegal Petroleum products found hidden at a house in Thuita Farm,” DCI said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, last week, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) changed its name to Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).
This follows coming to effect of the Energy Act, 2019.
“We wish to notify the public that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is transitioning into the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), established under the Energy Act 2019,” said the commission in a public notice posted on their Facebook Page.
The commission also changed its social media pages to EPRA, in relation to the same.
The Energy Bill was signed into law by the President Uhuru Kenyatta in March, which calls for an integrated national energy plan every three years.