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Sinai fire compensation hearing to begin next month

Hearing of a Sh25 billion compensation case for Sinai fire victims will begin next month.

The case filed by Nairobi senator Gidion Mbuvi had been scheduled for hearing on Wednesday but failed to take off after one of the parties said he was not served with suit papers.

Hundreds of victims who survived the 2011 inferno had packed Mr Justice David Majanja court in anticipation for the hearing of the case.

The judge directed the case to be heard on February 13.

Mr Mbuvi filed the case last year seeking compensation for the 103 people who perished in the fire which occurred in 2011 from the spillage of highly inflammatory discharge from the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC).

He is also asking the court to compensate over 300 people who suffered injuries and the rest are those who suffered loss when their businesses were licked by tongues of fire.

The fire which was sparked by a spillage at the KPC environs left a trail of damage and loss of innocent lives.

Mr Mbuvi has named KPC and other government departments as respondents.

In April last year, the court directed the senator to file further evidence in the compensation case.