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Sinai Fire Victims Denied Compensation


Survivors of the 2011 Sinai slum fire that claimed at least 102 lives have lost their fight for Sh.25 billion compensation.

The Sinai fire broke out after flammable oil leaked from a malfunctioning pipe at the Kenya Pipeline depot into the densely populated settlement.

Those who were hospitalised for long periods after September 12 tragedy wanted the court to award them damages for loss of livelihood.

Justice Edward Muriithi has said that the court was sympathetic but that compensation was impossible since they did not file a proper suit.

Muriithi said they would each have to prove their loss and establish liability for the order to be granted.