Police pursue suspects who escaped through an underground tunnel in Machakos

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DCI detectives are pursuing suspects who escaped through an underground tunnel after siphoning fuel from a drilled petroleum pipeline at Kathangaita area in Machakos.

Detectives say the drilled underground pipeline was concealed in a 50 by 50 plot, completely fenced with iron sheets.

Kenya Pipeline Company workers building an underground pipeline. [Source: KPC]

Upon search, a Mitsubishi canter with a ‘’Clean Water Tank” which was being loaded with fuel was confiscated.

A water tank (not the one carrying fuel). [Source: Clean water supply]

This is not the first time people are arrested for siphoning fuel. Last year, police unearthed a multi-million shilling illegal fuel siphoning syndicate at Sobea and Salgaa in Nakuru. 

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