Former Nairobi Governor son Ronald Odhiambo Kidero before a Nairobi Court.

Former Nairobi Governor son Ronald Odhiambo Kidero has been charged with storing petroleum products that do not meet requisite Kenya standards by the KBS.

It is alleged that on 3 August 2018 at Ridgeway’s shell petroleum station,along Kiambu road in Nairobi within Nairobi county jointly with others before Court he was found to have stored petroleum products namely diesel and motor vehicle gasoline in two petroleum storage tanks to wit 14,000 liters and 28,000 liters respectively all of which were found to be sub Standard products which could not meet the requisite Kenya bureau of Standard specifications.

He appeared before Nairobi Chief magistrate Francis Andayi.

Prosecution also wants VIVO directors to appear before the DCI for investigations on the said fuel.

Prosecution says that the closure of the petrol station can be done by the commission of Energy and are not parties in this matter.

In its ruling the court dismissed the application that the petrol station should not be closed saying that the application cannot be entertained by this Court.

They says the police cannot summon VIVO directors adding that it is only ERC as their regulators have powers to summon the court should allow them engage the commission to handle the matter on adulterated fuel.

Motorist David Nyamu lodged a complaint with police after fueling at the Shell Petrol Station at Ridgeways along Kiambu road owned by Kidero, on August 3. Samples taken by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations found that the fuel was substandard.

Vivo lawyer Steve Luseno said the fuel had been sold out and requested the court to restrain the police from shutting down the station.

Luseno said detectives investigating the matter are planning to close it. He requested the court to issue restraint orders.

“We have not seen the report being alluded to and the commission has not conducted any investigations. We are yet to receive a complainant from the ERC,” Luseno said.

He was released on a cash bail of 100,000 shillings and the case will be mentioned on 23rd of this month .
Hearing set for 4th of September this year.