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Voi police bust illegal gas plant off Mombasa-Nairobi highway

Tuesday April 9 2019

Police in Voi have on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Police in Voi have on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 raided an illegal gas plant off the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. PHOTO | LUCY MKANYIKA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Police in Voi have on Tuesday seized over 1000kg of cooking gas during a raid on an illegal liquefied petroleum gas filling centre on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

Voi Sub County Police Commander Joseph Chesire said they arrested four suspects and also impounded cooking gas cylinders found at the facility.

Police suspect the gas is stolen from cross-border vehicles plying the busy highway.

The suspects are set to be arraigned once investigations are completed, Mr Chesire said.

“The plants have been operating without licences and filling LPG cooking gas cylinders without following regulations,” he said.

Police said they focusing their investigations on finding the owners of the illegal gas plant.

“This is an ongoing crackdown on unlicensed filling plants along the highway,” he said.

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