Jomo Kenyatta International (JKIA) and Moi Airport have been hit by a fuel crisis. This is after 51 million liters of jet fuel, worth Sh5 billion disappeared.
On Wednesday, the management launched an investigation into the loss after the fuel was siphoned at Kenya Pipeline Company deepened under unclear circumstances.
The Kenya Airports Authority has already issued a notification over the shortage of fuel at the facilities. KPA has now asked airlines to seek fuel elsewhere.
Oil marketers have been left in a state of a dilemma after they thought that a total of 61 million liters of fuel were in stock only to realize that 10.5 million liters were available.
It remains unclear where the fuel went. According to acting KPC managing director Hudson Andambi, the firm has embarked on a probe into the loss of the fuel.
“The (51 million litres) variance of our DPK/Jet stocks in the KPC system requires an explanation from KPC as we have already imported this stock and discharged it into the KPC system,” reads part of the statement as quoted by Daily Nation.
The marketers have raised concern why they have been forced to buy fuel elsewhere when they had enough stock before the loss was reported. KPC has been hitting headlines in the past over fuel crisis.