For the previous few months many markets have been experiencing fire and damage through explosion of fuel tankers and this has led to loss of innocent lives in different parts of the country, but the big question is; has this taught Kenyans and the government any lesson?
The fuel scarcity in the country has yet posed danger to many innocent Kenyans who seem not to care as they queue looking for the precious commodity, fuel.
In many petrol stations across the country many queues have been witnessed some even carrying jerrycans to get the fuel including dangerous petrol which from West Media investigation is kept in houses for future use as the fuel scarcity continues and this has been seen by many motorists, yet it remains a time bomb in the house for if it’s not kept well it poses danger not only to the family concerned but even its neighborhood.
Addressing the media on Misikhu market in Webuye East Sub County, Kenyans led by Mr. Anthony Bwayo and Mr. Fred Asige said any time they visit petrol station they are worried that in the event of any fire explosion their lives would be in danger and many people could end up losing lives and attributed this to the scaring scarcity of fuel in the country and appealed for quick intervention from the government in order to avert such danger on taxpayers.
In Misikhu, many motorists were lining up to get fuel that was being offloaded something that was dangerous and if not contained it may cause a lot of danger.
Some boda boda riders said that are going through hard moments and fear that their motorbikes could be taken away by the companies that they loaned the bikes something they explained that at the moment they can’t manage to pay since they are not working for lack of fuel.
On his part, Mr. Wasike who works in Nairobi and came upcountry for a holiday with the family has not been in a position to return to work due to lack of fuel and has been for one week visiting petrol stations to get fuel but all these trials have bore no fruits and fears to lose his job and has called on the government and the Ministry concerned to hasten the process so that the fuel problem can be sorted out before schools open.