Sakaja Announces Waiver Of Medical Bills For Embakasi Fire Victims

The Governor of Nairobi County has announced that the county government will pay all the medical  bills for those who have been affected by Thursday night  fire incident at Embakasi.

“The County Government has also waived all medical fees at the County facilities attending to the injured and bereaved,”Governor Sakaja said.

The county boss also stated that his officers are also mobilising relief items in conjunction with other agencies to ensure the comfort of all those affected.

Sakaja also revealed that the county’s emergency response teams are on-site and on high alert to provide the necessary support.

According to Sakaja’s report, county Health and Medical teams are managing the situation and also working hand in hand with the County Disaster and Risk management teams who are providing the necessary support to the victims of the fire incident.

The fire tragedy has led to death of three, with nearly 300 badly injured.

Further details from the fire incident were early friday revealed by the government through the government Spokesman Isaac Mwaura who said that a lorry carrying gas cylinders exploded.

“Yesterday (Thursday) at around 11:30 pm, there was a huge explosion at Mradi area, in Embakasi, Nairobi County. One Lorry loaded with gas exploded, igniting a huge ball of fire that spread widely,” said Isaac.

According to Mwaura, a flying gas cylinder hit the Oriental Godown nearby, burning it down. The godown deals in garments and textiles.

As a result, the inferno damaged several vehicles and commercial properties, including many small and medium-sized businesses.

21 survivors are at the Kenyatta National Hospital, 160 at Mama Lucy General Hospital, 19 at Mbagathi Hospital, 14 at the Modern Komarock Hospital, and eight at Nairobi West Hospital.

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