Kenya deports RuBis boss Jean Christian Bergeron over fuel crisis

RuBis boss Jean Christian Bergeron

Kenya has deported RuBis Energy Kenya Chief Executive Officer Jean Christian Bergeron for sanctioning fuel in the country.

The government termed Bergeron’s move as ‘economic sabotage’ whose working permit in the country has also been revoked.

This followed the ongoing fuel shortage in the country, despite Kenya Pipeline Company confirming that the country has enough fuel in stock.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said other Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) will face state sanctions over the continued fuel crisis.

RiBis is among the largest marketers in the country that have been put under the radar for sanctioning fuel at the expense of Kenyans.

Kenya has 13 major oil marketers being led by Vivo Energy Limited.

Oil Marketing Companies in Kenya. Source | Metropol Harvet

“We have surveyed outlets across the country and RuBis stands out as having some queer shortages and rationed sales,” a senior government official said as reported by Nation Africa.

Looming sanctions for other OMCs come against Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) claim that the marketing have been selling fuel that was meant for the Kenyan market outside the country.

Fuel hoarding in Kenya has continued for a week now even after the government released over Ksh.8 billion to marketers.

OMCs had slammed breaks on releasing fuel over Ksh.13 billion the state owed them.

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