By John Njue
The resident of mwingi and the surrounding have complained of exploitation by cooking gas supplies and distributors
They said that some suppliers have been selling half-filled gas cylinders to unsuspecting customers. It is alleged that the 6kg cylinder used by a medium a family of 3 could not even take a month.
This incident came out as a surprise for me. We had been getting our LPG cylinders from a gas agency for the past five years. One cylinder used to last for at least two months in our home.
But don’t know what happened suddenly for the past three months our cylinder was not lasting for more than 20 days.
Firstly we had thought that there might be a leak, because of which it is finishing off early, but when we checked it out but there was nothing.
Then we realized that we might just be cheated on by the gas agencies. We got the cylinder checked and came to know that it was underweight said Peninah Kalekye.
The case has been reported to the police several times and no action has been taken but the police defended themselves saying that the resident come complaining when the gas exhausted but one cannot tell how it has been used.
"This is tricky because when you lift the cylinder it’s always heavy and one cannot recognize if it’s full or not. It’s as though the gas in one cylinder is redistributed in two cylinders and hence each is half filled," said kisoi mulwa.
The gas suppliers should make sure that they have weighing machine so that the customer can weigh the commodity before purchase.