Kenyan fuel retailer KenolKobil are opening an office in Zimbabwe as part of its expansion plans through Southern Africa.

Today’s announcement comes shortly after KenolKobil registered a branch in Mozambique in July. The company’s operations in Mozambique and Zimbabwe are both set to begin next year.

In a statement, the company said it will focus its continental expansion on Southern Africa – outside of South Africa – through 2011.

KenolKobil currently hold active subsidiaries in Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and exports petroleum to other nations throughout Africa.