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Disaster Needs Promptness, Kananu Tells County Disaster Team

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Nairobi Acting Governor Ann Kananu has asked the disaster management team to prioritize and take immediate action in dealing with disaster strikes to save lives and property.

 The acting Governor lauded the team for their quick responses when dealing with recent fire outbreaks and other disasters in the county.

 She also asked the department to be conducting frequent sensitization campaigns.

 The county just concluded an exercise on fire safety and burns training program theme being Zingatia Usalama wa Jamii.

 “Nairobians depend on us… We need to show our loyalty to them. It’s not a wish but a demand. Your prompt action in dealing with disasters will make you heroes soon,” Kananu told county disaster management team.

Doctor Benjamin Wabwire, the head of plastic reconstructive surgery at the Kenyatta National Hospital, said the county is doing a lot on matters of disaster and their response is quick when it comes to helping those in need.


 “These are our people. We should take good care of them. Prompt action when disasters occur assists in saving lives,” he said.

County deputy director of disaster management and coordination Brian Kisali said they receive at least four cases a day and about 120,000 a month but admits that access to disaster scenes still remains a major problem.

“We thank the whole county management. It’s not easy with such cases. We used to be stoned by rowdy youths.  The other challenge is access to areas affected,” he said.

 Stephen Mwai, the divisional fire officer, applauded the volunteers who came on board to sensitize Nairobians, on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) explosions.

“Most of the people who are affected are our mothers and the children as our puts it we just need quick information then we shall act immediately and do the necessary,” he said.



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