Fuel shortage hits Mbale town & its environs
Fuel shortage hit Mbale town Monday morning as motorists thronged petrol stations to refill their vehicles before it purportedly ran out of stock.
A close survey by ww.westfm.co.ke revealed that most motorists were buying petrol in large quantities for fear of acute shortage later in the day.
“I came here as early as six in the morning after one of my friends called and told me about the shortage. It took me two hours before my car was refueled,” said George Kivaya, one of the motorists.
Wafula said this has prompted him to buy enough litres to keep him going until the situation improves.
“After filling my tank, I also took some 20 liters jerrican full of fuel to help me survive during the shortage,” said Wafula.
He however said the price of one litre of petrol had reduced to shillings 82 and had increased their purchasing power.
Kivaya was speaking while refueling at Majengo town which is 5 km away from Mbale town where he had sought fuel.
One of the fuel attendants of a leading company in Mbale town who wished not to be named said the company has ordered for more fuel which will be delivered in the evening.
“There have been logistic issues surrounding our supply and delivery which will be sorted by the company and there should be no course for alarm,” said the attendant.