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Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline to be launched before year end

Energy secretary Charles Keter. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Energy secretary Charles Keter. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The new Mombasa-Nairobi oil pipeline is set for commissioning before Christmas, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has said today.

The launch will come as a relief to road users as the pipeline is expected to ease traffic along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway, as well as significantly improve supplies and stability in Nairobi, Kisumu and their environs.

Speaking when he met the President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday at his Harambee House Friday, Mr Keter said the pipeline will ensure the country has a stable petroleum cover.

“The new 20-inch 450-km oil pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi is 97 per cent complete, and could be commissioned as early as Christmas,” said Mr Keter.

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