Fuel crisis comes to an end

Despite the escalating violence in Kenya, fuel prices in Rwanda are expected to stabilise as more fuel tankers continue to arrive at the Ugandan Malaba border from Mombasa.
Patrick  Mugwanya sees fuel tankers enter Uganda from Mombasa.
Patrick Mugwanya sees fuel tankers enter Uganda from Mombasa.

Despite the escalating violence in Kenya, fuel prices in Rwanda are expected to stabilise as more fuel tankers continue to arrive at the Ugandan Malaba border from Mombasa.

“A lot of fuel tankers are now transporting fuel to Rwanda. Ten tankers are already on their way to Rwanda,” Salem Niyokwizigira, a driver transporting fuel for Kobil Rwanda said.

According to Niyokwizigira, last week 39 trucks of fuel arrived at the border. They are expected to increase fuel stocks and settle fuel prices in the country.

Throughout East Africa fuel prices have been increasing since violence in Kenya broke out. Fuel dealers are now optimistic that the situation will improve.

“With the arrival of fuel tankers from Mombasa transporting fuel to Uganda, Rwanda, DRC and Juba, it is clear that the fuel crisis is coming to an end,” said Patrick  Mugwanya, who is in charge of the fuel tankers at the Malaba border post.

Escorted by armed forces provided by the Kenyan government, 20 fuel trucks have been arriving at Malaba daily. Among the 39 fuel tankers that were at Malaba border, ten tankers were headed for Rwanda.

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