Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has called to an end the era of gas cylinders as illegal.
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) owner wishing to exchange one brand with another are required to get an approval from the regulator.
The new rules by EPRA follows an end to the mandatory exchange of gas cylinders that has been replaced by mutual cylinder exchange system.
Buyers wishing to exchange cylinders will be required to make cash deposits of Ksh 2,170.03 and 3,588.86 for 6kg and 13 kg respectively.
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In 2009, a pooling system was put in place allowing the exchange of cylinders during refilling but cases of gas cylinder theft have been on the rise.
EPRA imposed fines of Ksh 500,000 last year to curb illegal dealers as they hope the new rules will enhance consumer safety.