Motorists in Nandi have no choice but to down their tools following shortage of fuel that has been witnessed countrywide paralyzing the transport sector.
Long queues have been witnessed at petrol stations for the fourth day consecutively a situation which has caused a serious row as petrol stations are not selling fuel to motorists carrying jerrycans and other containers.
This situation has forced few motorists who have luckily gotten the fuel to hike transport in response to the crisis that has hit major towns countrywide leaving many with no option but to park their vehicles.
Fare from Kapsabet to Nandihills has increased from the normal charges of Kshs 100 to Kshs 200 and that from Kapsabet to Eldoret hiked to Kshs 300 from the normal Ksh 200, a situation which has left many passengers stranded.
Some of the motorists who spoke to the press in Kapsabet town asked the the government to speed up the solution for the fuel shortage in order to save them and their businesses as they are suffering a lot.
“We are really facing fuel shortage crisis and we want to ask the national government to work hard in solving the problem amicably to enable us resume our duties as matatu operators.” They said
Their calls come amid announcement by the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining Andrew Kamau that the government will pay the fuel subsidy and that by Thursday, the problem will have been solved.