•In the video, a pump attendant is seen refuelling a van and after he finishes, he refuels again seemingly at the request of the driver.
An unknown motorist on Friday night sped off without paying after refueling at a Kiambu petrol station.
CCTV footage seen by the Star shows that the incident occurred at around 1.47 a.m.
In the video, a pump attendant is seen refuelling a van and after he finishes, he refuels again seemingly at the request of the driver.
In the video, the driver never alighted from the vehicle.
Immediately after the second refueling, just as the pump attendant turned to return the fuel pump nozzle, the driver sped off leaving the attendant watching helplessly.
Unconfirmed reports say the unknown motorist refueled for about Sh8,000.
Here is the video, Motorist speeds off without paying after refuelling fuel worth Ksh 8,000 at a Rubis petrol station in Kiambu county pic.twitter.com/X3KDFSzbva
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This is not the first time a motorist has sped off without paying after refueling at a petrol station.
In April this year, another motorist was on the spot after speeding off with a petrol station bill of Sh3,300.
The incident occurred at a petrol station along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
The driver of the said vehicle knocked down a female fuel attendant as he avoided paying for the fuel and proceeded to speed off.
On the morning of April 14, 2018, another motorist caused a fire at Vivo Shell petrol station in Kasarani after he sped off to avoid paying for fuel while the pump nozzle was still inside his vehicle’s fuel tank.
"Friction between the ground and the pump produced sparks which ignited a fire that quickly spread,” the Energy Regulatory Commission said in a statement.
Firefighters from the county government helped in putting out the fire.
The station was extensively damaged although no injuries were reported in the 7 am incident.
The culprit was arrested later that day.