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Jan 26, 2017

TRUCKERS' STRIKE * Africa - Fuel crisis looms in Kenya

* Kenya - Truck drivers go on strike over night travel ban


--- Kenyans are staring at a major fuel crisis after transporters of petroleum products vowed to continue their go-slow despite intervention by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum... Oil truckers had on Monday started the strike, protesting a directive by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that requires them to operate between 6.30am and 6.30pm. This, according to the truckers, has affected their operations. They also claimed the new directive exposed them to harassment by the police... The businesses that operate trucks delivering petroleum products were however not happy with the move, arguing that the Government should have given them a notice to implement the directive... 
(Photo: Stationary trucks Man Eaters along Mombasa-Nairobi Highway) -- Nairobi, Kenya - Standard Media, by Macharia Kamau - January 25th 2017

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