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On Sunday afternoon, motorists along Nairobi-Nakuru highway experienced fuel shortage. 


Personally, I drove from Limuru town to Kimende Total petrol station where I queued for over 30 minutes as motorists filled their tanks with fuel. 


When my turn came, the petrol station attendants announced that fuel has been exhausted from their reserves. 


I was forced to drive away with the intention of parking my car on my driveway and abandon  it there until we return to normalcy. 


Rubis Gas Station 


I decided to pass by Rubis gas station to make sure that it is true that there is no fuel. I was lucky that I found they have fuel. 


“Serve me with Ksh. 4,000 of fuel,” I told the attendant. 


“Sorry, we only fuel Ksh. 2,000 per vehicle,” he responded. 


“OK, then Ksh. 2,000 for my car,” I told him. 


As we were conversing another attendant with an ATM reading machine told the first petrol attendant that for him he was fueling petrol with a maximum value of Ksh 1,000. 


That means I was lucky to have received petrol valued at Ksh. 2,000 in the midst of all the scarcity. 


Their strategy is to ration the existing fuel to make sure they serve as many motorists as possible. 


Now, let us have a look on Twitter to understand what the situation is like in regards to fuel shortage in Kenya. 


At my rural village, I was told that boda boda riders have to travel all the way to town in order to refuel their motor cycles. 


Kenya imports refined petroleum products from United Arab Emirates, India, Kuwait and Netherlands. 


According to the Nation Newspaper, the fuel shortage is caused by delays in subsidy payout by government. The government owes oil marketers Ksh. 13 billion in subsidy cash. 


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