Kenyan cooking gas (LPG) dealers raising alarm over increased inflow of untested gas from Tanzania
The dangerous consignment, which came through the Namanga border, is said to be among the many others that were not traced that ended up in other parts of the country.
LPG without any smell, which is mostly traced to come from Zambia through the Kenya-Tanzania border, is said to have been the key reason why Kenya designated Mombasa as the sole entry point for LPG where the country has its testing facility.
The free flow of the questionable LPG comes at a time when Kenya is grappling with blocked commodities heading into Tanzania a week after the two countries signed a deal to lift the trade restrictions that have affected cross border trade between the two countries since January.
Tanzanian LPG companies export about 40,000 tonnes of LPG to Kenya annually, out of a total of 100,000 tonnes of the commodity imported into Tanzania.
However, its effective implementation will require strict adherence to the LPG global industry best practices