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December 14, 2018

KPC starts line repairs after oil spill in Kisumu

Kenya Pipeline emergency team has commenced repairs on its Sinendet-Kisumu pipeline following an oil spillage in Kisumu’s Kibos area.

The burst was occasioned by a suspected siphoning of fuel by a rogue trader.

Following the leak that was discovered at 1.00pm on Friday, the pipeline popularly referred to as Line 6 was immediately isolated to enable the repairs to kick off.

The company’s safety and environment team have also taken over the site to prevent the product from spreading further.

"We urge the residents who are in close proximity to the leak area to immediately move to safer areas to enable KPC to undertake the repairs to minimize danger," Joe Sang, KPC Kenya Pipeline company MD said.

Sang added: "We will work closely with the police and other relevant arms of government to ensure that the culprits of this dreadful act are arrested and brought to book."

Sang assured customers and Kenyans that the incident does not affect their stock levels.

He said that the company has sufficient stocks for all the grades across in its depots countrywide.

"We will continue to share regular updates with regard to this incident," Joe added.

Read: KPC replaces boss after massive spill

Also read: Sh1.7 billion Kisumu oil jetty works starts this month, says KPC boss

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