MP Korir, Sonko Under Fire After An ‘Ill Prepared’ Fire Extinguishing Team Shows Up In Lang’ata


Kijiji Fire, Lang'ata. / COURTESY

Lang’ata Fire. / COURTESY

Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir is under fire after he excused ‘ill-equipped’ Nairobi Fire Fighters who showed up to put out the Kijiji inferno.

”The response time was quick but unfortunately the fire fighting engines didn’t have water. We can have the best equipment but without water there is nothing we can do…” Mr Korir told KTN News.

The Sunday night incident has left three people dead and thousands homeless, said National Disaster Management Unit deputy director Pius Masai.

Residents resorted to using sewage water to save what was left of their property.

But what has angered the residents is that barely three months ago, Governor Mike Sonko launched 26 ‘state-of-the-art’ fire trucks at City Hall together with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Reacting to the lack of preparedness by the county government, Kenyans online had this to say:

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