County launches multi-million-shilling fire engines

Fire disaster management in Nakuru county has received a major boost following the launch of two extra fire engines.

The fire engines worth Ksh.113 million will go a long way in improving fire disaster management across the county.

Speaking on Wednesday during the launch,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the vehicles will be manned by a team of 32 highly skilled fire men and women who have undergone adequate training on the use and management of the equipment.

The launch of the two now brings to a total five fire engines distributed across the county.

“With a total of five engines distributed across the county,we shall be able to be more effective and thus reduce loss of life and  property in the event of fire” said Kinyanjui.

The move comes even as the construction of a Ksh 174 million ultra-modern fire station in Nakuru is also almost complete.

The new complex according to Kinyanjui, once completed will house some of the fire fighting equipment and personnel  ready to respond to any disaster that may arise.

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