The Kenya Pipeline Company has taken action on top officials following a fuel mix up at the Kisumu depot on Tuesday.
Kisumu’s Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) depot manager Eng. Herman Munga has been suspended indefinitely. Assistant depot manager Allan Engote has also been suspended alongside two others, including a controller and a laboratory officer.
Sources at the Kisumu depot told Radio Ramogi that the suspension letters were dispatched from the KPC headquarters in Nairobi.
The four will remain suspended for two weeks and a new management team is expected to temporarily take over running of the busy Kisumu plant.
On Wednesday, Petroleum CS John Munyes visited the depot where he announced that a team had been set up to investigate the fuel adulteration that occurred at the depot.
This follows the Tuesday incident where 14 trucks were loaded with water instead of fuel.
Munyes, who was with Kenya Pipeline MD Joe Sang and Petroleum CAS John Musonik, said no adulterated fuel was offloaded in the market after the incident.
He denied claims that the incident could have been as a result of sabotage.
Munyes pledged a comprehensive report on the incident once investigations are completed.