Kenyan drivers allowed to switch to Autogas vehicles

Motorists can now use LPG as an alternative fuel after the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) gave them the green light. This follows a site visit to an energy company and several meetings to evaluate the technology. The meetings and inspection tour of the plant showed that there is no increased risk in issuing covers for vehicles using Autogas.

The fact-finding mission was prompted by Proto Energy Ltd’s presentation to the association’s motor technical committee on the use of LPG in vehicles.

The Association of Kenya Insurers’ approval is contained in a circular dated 13 October. “The purpose of this circular is, therefore, to advise members that motor vehicles fitted with LPG can be insured without fear of any increased risk,” says the document signed by AKI CEO Tom Gichuhi.

According to the circular, the LPG system does not increase the risk of damage to a vehicle in the event of an accident. “The assessor also recommended that warranties and exclusions can be included in relation to the insured to inform the insurer and the insured to keep service records, vehicles to display an identification sign,” it adds.

This greenlight is likely to enhance the transport sector in Kenya by providing a reliable means for motorists to fuel their vehicles because Autogas is a more economic fuel. For more information, please visit this link.

27 October 2021