Up until 2017 when Mike Sonko was elected Nairobi County Governor, there was only two official/public fire stations in Nairobi.
The fire stations, one along Tom Mboya street and another in Industrial Area Nairobi were overwhelmed and inadequate for a fast growing City.
Apart from repossessing the Gigiri Fire station land, Governor Sonko decided to construct new ones from the ground up; one at Waithaka, Dagoretti South and another one along Kangundo Road bordering Umoja Estate.
Construction of the Kangundo Road fire station started in April 2018 with the aim of boosting the county government’s emergency response in Eastlands area.
The county government also plans to put up at least one fire station in all the 17 constituencies of Nairobi.
City Hall will recruit more firefighters to serve the additional fire stations.
At the moment Nairobi has only 120 trained firefighters, with 11 set to retire at the end of the year and 13 in 2020.
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