The County Government of Nakuru has come to the aid of victims affected by a fire incident that occurred in Kanyon Estate, Biashara ward on Friday evening.
The blaze resulted in the destruction of homes and properties belonging to five families and the loss of one life.
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Led by the Chief Officer for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Madam Joyce Ncece, and Disaster Management Officer John Muchai, the County Government on February 28th, 2023 joined MCAs Fadhili Msuri of Biashara ward, Anthony Kamau of Nakuru East and nominated MCA Ann Wanjiru to donate relief materials to the affected families.
The donation included mattresses, blankets, and foodstuff. Speaking during the donation, CO Joyce Ncece expressed concern over the increased number of fires this season.
She attributed the rise to high temperatures and strong winds and urged locals to exercise caution when burning litter or dealing with fire.
“We have noted a worrying trend of increased fires this season, and it is essential for residents to take precautionary measures when handling fire. We must remain vigilant and report any potential fire hazards to relevant authorities,” said CO Joyce Ncece.
The Chief Officer further assured the affected families that the county would continue to work with the Kenya Red Cross to ensure their needs are met during this difficult time.
She also urged well-wishers to join hands in supporting the affected families.
The County Government’s swift response is commendable, and it is reassuring to know that the victims are receiving the necessary assistance.
The gesture demonstrates the county’s commitment to promoting a culture of disaster preparedness and response.