Vehicles grounded as Lamu towns hit by acute shortage of petrol

Friday April 12 2019

A boda boda rider buys petrol

A boda boda rider (right) buys petrol from a dealer dealer at Mokowe Jetty in Lamu. An acute shortage of petrol has hit most parts of Lamu County with Hindi and Mokowe towns being the most affected. PHOTO| KALUME KAZUNGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

KALUME KAZUNGU
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An acute shortage of petrol has hit most parts of Lamu County with Hindi and Mokowe towns being the most affected.

A number of motorists and boda boda riders in the two towns have been grounded and cannot run their daily errands following the biting shortage.

The few traders who have the commodity are selling it at very high prices which most of the motorists say they cannot afford.

A litre of petrol in Lamu is normally sold at between Sh120 and Sh140.

But a spot check by the Nation has revealed that it has now gone up to between Sh200 and Sh300 per litre.

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