- President ordered the sacking of government officials involved in issuing licence to the company which resulted in a fire disaster in Embakasi.
- A gas explosion that occurred on Thursday night has so far consumed 3 people and wounded more than 200 people
- NEMA has already sacked 4 top government officials believed to have been involved.
President William Ruto has now come out to speak about a gas explosion that occurred on Thursday night in Mradi Estate, Embakasi East.
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The head of state termed the officials who issued the license to be lacking integrity, competency, and are corrupt.
He has ordered the Ministry of Energy to immediately sack and assist in the prosecution of the officials that were responsible.
I want to say for the avoidance of doubt the fellows, the government officials who issued licences for gas installations in residential areas when it was very clear that it was the wrong thing to do but because of incompetence and corruption they issued licences, today we have injuries, we have Kenyans who have died. Those fellows who are involved in this, the ministry must immediately take action against them and they must be dismissed and they must be prosecuted for the crimes they have committed , President reiterated.
According to a statement to the newsrooms, the National Environment Management Authority ( NEMA) has today sacked 4 top officials believed to have been involved in issuing the license.