Energy firm, Engen, has launched Dieselube, a petroleum product targeting public service vehicles (PSVs) market.
The high engine performance product is to ensure vehicles keep up with their hectic schedules on the roads and reduce the cost of maintenance.
The firm has partnered with Matatu Owners Association (MOA) to launch the product, which Engen says is tailored for the local PSV market.
“Engen recognises that matatu owners are making huge investments in these vehicles and that they need to operate and maintain their engines at optimum performance level,” said Engen Kenya managing director Anthony Mbugua, adding that the firm has introduced a lubricant that is both affordable and its quality guaranteed.
Matatu owners have recently complained about cheap adulterated products that have entered the market in the past few years.
The counterfeit products, they say, have resulted in higher cost of maintenance due to frequent engine checks.
“Adulterated products are indeed ailing the industry therefore industry players and relevant authorities should unite in this fight to curb the scourge. Without the counterfeit products, matatus owners would not suffer the losses they are currently facing due to damages as a result of the fake products in the market,” said MOA Chairman Simon Kimutai.