The row pitting nominated Senator Paul Njoroge and Vivo Energy Company deepened as the Karai Shell petrol station which is at the center of the dispute was reopened.
Despite a court order barring the company from any activity at the station, the management handed the dealership to another trader as services resumed.
This came as the senator who was accompanied by police was barred from accessing the facility to reclaim his personal effects.
Earlier, motorists and motorcycle operators had been treated to a ‘happy-hour’ where they were each serviced with free fuel worth Sh1,000 by the new management.
Last week, the senator clashed with the MD of the fuel company Polycarp Igathe and opened fire at a group of youths who had been hired to close down the petrol station.
The oil company had moved in to close the petrol station located along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway after the senator allegedly failed to adhere to some rules.
And one week, after the incident there was moment of anxiety after the senator revisited the petrol station to collect his documents and other accessories.
He was turned away by the management and directed to follow the legal process as the business was now under new management.
“We have an inventory of all the goods and personal effects in the petrol station and the senator will get them through the court,” said one of the managers who declined to give his name.
Njoroge said he was caught by surprise on learning that the fuel station was now under a new management yet the matter was in court.
He confirmed recording a statement at the Naivasha police station adding that since last week when the gun dramas unfolded he had not returned to the fuel station.