Uproar over fire engines without water which frustrated rescue exercise
Nairobi residents have been shocked by revelation that fire engines arrived without water at the scene of a deadly fire that claimed three lives at a city estate on Sunday night.
Apparently, the Nairobi Fire Department responded quickly to the emergency at Kijiji area near Southlands, Langata but without water.
In a shocking revelation, Langata MP Nixon Korir admitted that although the response was timely, unfortunately the engines did not have water.
“Actually the response time was quick, the firefighting equipment was their but unfortunately they did not have water. I tried talking to the Defense Forces because we have Langata Barracks there but because of bureaucracy we could not get their fire fighting equipments,” said Korir during a telephone interview with a local media house.
Ironically, last year Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko unveiled new firefighting engines procured for the city that he said would help in curbing fire situations that have been experienced in the recent past.
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) October 23, 2017
The city’s Fire Department blonde moment has caused an online uproar from netizens who took offense with their incompetence.
They responded quickly without water, this makes me mad, kwani walikuja kuota moto. Fire fighting engines without water are as good as not having them
— Martin Mwangi (@KariahMwangi) January 29, 2018
I was well prepared for the wedding but I didnt have a bride..
— Ddt…ish (@ddt_patrick) January 29, 2018
This is a leader talking like this???? Indeed this time Kenyans we were not smart on electing leaders. How does a whole MP make such a statement. Shame shame….
— vally viet (@mwalumavallery) January 29, 2018
so if the response was quick but there was no water..what had they gone to do..eat KDF?? pic.twitter.com/FV1R0LVmlg
— Omolos (@its_always_gabu) January 29, 2018
Dear Nixon Korir response time includes fire fighting engines having water to put out fires. ?? fire fighters getting to the scene without water is incompetence and u shd be fighting for your constituents not excusing mediocrity. ???♀️
— Tina Kris (@TinakrisKe) January 29, 2018
How do fire trucks come to put out fire with no water.what were they coming to do then.take photos?!nkt!
— KatieWereski (@KatWereski) January 29, 2018