The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has suspended two senior security officers attached to the firm following an incident in which unknown quantity of fuel was siphoned in Mlolongo, Machakos County.
The temporary termination of the contract of the two security officials at the the company last week now brings to 12 the number of people linked to the theft.
The theft of fuel occurred in Mlolongo in July and the suspended will be out of office until investigations are concluded according to KPC Managing Director Hudson Andambi.
Mr Andambi admitted that it is however not known how long the investigations will take.
“The management has since cited laxity and negligence in the performance of KPC internal security. Consequently, two senior-most KPC security officials have been suspended”,
The MD also indicated that the firm had terminated the services of a private security firm that had been tasked with securing the right of way between Makindu and Nairobi terminal.
Mr Andambi declined to disclose the name of the security firm too.
He was also not willing to say how long KPC had been working with the company.
He was also not in a position to disclose the amount the company was paying the firm for security services. Mlolongo residents who spoke to the Business Daily in a past interview said the site was set up in January.
This was barely six months after the incident in which KPC lost one million litres of petrol, diesel and kerosene.
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