The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has flagged four petrol stations for offering petroleum for sale above the prescribed ceiling price.
According to the Ministry of Petroleum, the four retail stations which now face stern action are located in Migori, Kehancha, Awendo and Isebania.
The sanctioning of the stations comes on the backdrop of investigations and surveillance including a probe by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on companies reported to have failed to maintain minimum operational stocks or hoard petroleum.
Additionally, the Petroleum Ministry says fuel supplies have now been restored in most parts of the country after the near three week long fuel shortage crisis.
“By yesterday, the Ministry can confirm that the majority of petroleum retail stations across the country were carrying out business as normal. The long queues witnessed in the past two weeks were gone and normalcy in petroleum supplies was restored,” the Ministry of Petroleum said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to statistics by the Ministry, a total of 10.6 million litres of super petrol and 13.3 million litres of diesel were loaded and distributed around the country between April 14 and April 18.
Nevertheless, pockets of fuel shortage have persisted in parts of the country throughout what was the Easter weekend.
For instance in Salgaa, only one fuel pump was working on Monday forcing residents including bodaboda riders to shop for the commodity in the black market where a litre of petrol retails for up to Ksh.200.
Motorists in the town were forced to queue well into Monday night to obtain the commodity.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Petroleum had backed itself to restore fuel supply across the country within 72 hours.