Jean-Christian Bergeron, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rubis Energy, has been deported to France by the Kenyan government.
“It is correct that Rubis CEO Bergeron was deported for economic sabotage,” an Interior Ministry source confirmed.
Bergeron was deported on national security and economic sabotage charges after he was implicated in alleged gasoline hoarding, which resulted in a countrywide fuel shortage problem.
Kenya has had a serious fuel scarcity for the past two weeks, which the government attributes to oil marketers who export fuel intended for the domestic market.
“The investigations and crackdown are ongoing, and you will see more action against these top oil industry executives,” an Energy Ministry official said.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i signed the deportation order, which takes effect immediately.
The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) had previously threatened to take action against any oil marketers who were found to be stockpiling oil.