26 June 2019

Kenya: 2 Arrested as DCI Officers Crack Fuel Siphoning Syndicate in Machakos

Photo: Collins Omullo/NMG
An oil tanker at the Industrial Area yard, Nairobi, where Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority officers arrested 16 people who were found adulterating fuel (file photo).

Nairobi — Police have arrested two suspects who were found siphoning fuel from an underground petroleum pipeline at Kathangaita area in Machakos.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the suspects had concealed their activities in a 50 by 50 plot completely fenced with iron sheets.

Through its twitter account, the DCI stated that a water boozer loaded with fuel was confiscated.

"Last night, detectives acting on intelligence arrested two suspects found siphoning fuel from a drilled petroleum pipeline at Kathangaita area in Machakos," DCI stated.

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