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Filling Stations Put on Notice During Impromptu Surveillance and Compliance Inspections

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By Health.tips.com | self meida writer
Published 16 days ago - 42 views

County Legal Metrology officers from Department of Trade have cautioned petrol stations in Lokichoggio for selling fuel in contravention of the Weights & Measures Act CAP 513 Laws of Kenya and the Trade Descriptions Act CAP 503.

Led by the Ag. Chief Officer of Trade, Gender and Youth Affairs James Lokwale, the team which comprised Revenue and Enforcement officers, carried out an impromptu inspection visit of fuel stations after receiving complaints from the public.

“We received numerous reports of malpractices, including overpricing of fuel products, from members of the public and we are here to verify these claims".

During the operation, 3 filling stations were found to be non-compliant and remedial action taken.

The dealers were operating without a county business permit, with some defrauding consumers by selling less quantity of fuel than the prescribed measure. 

There are cases of defective fuel dispensers, breakage of inspection seals as well tampering with calibration knobs.

“I urge members of the public to be vigilant and continue reporting to us similar cases so that we weed out unscrupulous traders exploitating wanainchi in the sale of consumable commodities” said Ag. Trade Chief.

The role of Weights and Measures Department in the county is to facilitate fair trade by ensuring use of accurate weighing and measuring equipment, promoting fair business practices and protecting the consumer against exploitation in the sale of goods and services.

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