The proliferation of low-quality liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) components everywhere has alarmed cooking gas sellers.

The merchants, who were predominantly from the Mt. Kenya area, voiced their displeasure with the widespread selling of low-quality equipment at an incident awareness event in Thika Town.

Cooking gas shop in Nairobi

Burners, regulators, and pipelines were the other items that were emphasised.

Companies' owners demanded that the government crack down on smugglers smuggling goods into the country.

The proprietors of the businesses were also upset because the accessories were cheap and widely available to Kenyans.

"Customers are buying these devices for as little as Ksh100," according to our records. "Nobody is even bothering to ask them who is selling them these things.

"They are reluctant to buy genuine components," one of the officials said.

Alice Ng'ang'a, a member of parliament from Thika Town who spearheaded the gathering, urged the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) to increase their nationwide efforts to educate Kenyans about the dangers of cooking gas.

What is the best way to find gas accessories with leaks?

In order to find gas leaks in pipelines and cylinders, Kenyans use a battery of tests.

To begin, you may use soapy water to clean the pipe or the manufactured cylinder joints. That indicates that a leak exists if bubbles are present.

In this case, it would be wise to swap out the gas and cylinder.

On the other hand, if the gas is turned off and still a hissing sound is heard, it's time to fix the leak.

As seen in the Embakasi gas explosion, gas is very combustible and may result in widespread death.

Over 280 individuals were hurt in the event that happened on Friday, February 2nd, 2024, leaving three people dead.

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