Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura has welcomed the move to bar Uganda from using the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) infrastructure to move its refined petroleum products from Mombasa port to Uganda saying it does not benefit the country.

Mwaura who was speaking in an interview with Citizen TV’s Nimrod Taabu on Thursday, defended the government’s decision reiterating that it was acted in consideration of benefiting the ordinary Kenyans.

According to the former Senator, the government was spending a lot of resources to maintain the pipeline system and transport the fuel to the neighbouring nation with little benefits from the project.