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The National Oil Corporation of Kenya has revealed that retired President Mwai Kibaki declined an offer of being awarded a petrol station as a retirement gift.

On Wednesday, the Corporation’s Corporate Affairs Manager confirmed that Kibaki did not own the petrol station, and did not also divulge on why he declined the gift.

“I write to clarify that contrary to a media report associating the National Oil King’ong’o Service Station in Nyeri County to the former President H.E Mwai Kibaki, the station is fully owned and currently operated by National Oil,” Nairobi News quotes Temesi Mukani.

The Oil Company had in 2013, reportedly offered to build a petrol station for the retired President at a place of his choice, as a sign of appreciation for the huge expansion of the Parastatal during his tenure.

The revelation was made a day after thugs raided and stole Sh200,000 from a petrol station purported to be the gift that was set up for Kibaki.

Three suspected thugs driving in a saloon car arrived at the petrol station at around 4am, and tied up a guard and two other staff members. In what is suspected to be an inside job, the robbers forced their way into the Manager’s office and broke into the safe where the money was kept.

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