Sagana fire victims get assistance
A section of the commercial cum residential building which was gutted down by fire last week in Sagana town ,Kirinyaga County
Last week’s Sagana town fire victims have received some first aid assistance from the Kirinyaga County Government .
The assistance comprised of mattresses and an assortment of food stuffs which were distributed to the victims last evening .
They were rendered homeless by the fire on Wednesday night after their dwellings contained in a commercial cum residential building was raced to the ground.
Kirinyaga County CEC for Agriculture Jackline Njogu (right)briefs the media after consoling the victims of Sagana town last week's fire tragedy when she paid them a call last evening on behalf of the county boss Anne Waiguru.
While distributing the aid on behalf of Governor Anne Waiguru who could not be present due to exigency of other official matters , the County CEC for Agriculture Jaqueline Njogu said it was unfortunate the families were left suffering by the tragedy.
She however said the county was in the process of ensuring there were mini firefighting Machines in every town within the area to cater for any emergency.
“We are presently putting up a modern firefighting facility in Kutus town which is centrally ,located to respond to any fire disaster within the shortest time possible ,”she said.
Kirinyaga County team led by the Agriculture CEC Jackline Njogu inspecting the fire damage on a commercial cum residential building in Sagana r town which was raced down by fire last week before distributing to the victims some mattresses and an assortment of food stuffs last evening on behalf of governor Anne Waiguru
Njogu added that the Kutus fire station will be equipped with the state of the arts facilities and will also have some boarding rooms where the firemen will be residing in order to enable them respond on time to any emergency.
The construction works of the facility have since began in earnest and the area residents will no longer depend on firefighting machines from the neighboring counties as is the situation currently.
During the Sagana incident , fire fighters from the nearby Muranga town had to be called in to save the situation after a mini machine the county is depending on got overwhelmed .
The main county fire engine was towed to Nairobi last year after an accident while responding to a fire incident within the outskirts of Kerugoya town.
It was claimed an Insurance company which towed it was withholding the machine over certain undisclosed issue s with the client, the county government .
Last evening the proprietor of the burnt down building Lucy Wanjiru expressed gratitude to the governor for her good gesture during the hour need.
“We will forever be grateful to Waiguru for coming to our rescue since life has been terribly bad since last week when this fire tragedy struck us with those who used to conduct their business here or resided in the burnt down rooms ,”Wanjiru said .
The building had a Salon, a Dhobi , a green grocery , a Radio and TV repair Workshop besides living rooms whose tenants have now been rendered homeless.