BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,6TH JULY 2017-The gas leakage incident reported on Thursday 6th July at Master holdings Five storey building in along Kiringoti street ,Mutatina junction Eastliegh in Nairobi has been contained.
The operation to identify the cylinder and isolate it from the rest was led by emergency rescue response from Nairobi city county fire personnel assisted by police and National Disaster Management Unit.
UPESINEWS.CO.KE has also established that residents had to be evacuated from the building within a spa of 10 minutes to facilitate the operation.
Members of the public and the people living in the neighborhood have been advised to move to safer distance of up to at least 200 meters to ensure the incident has been completely dealt with by authorities in the energy sector.
The head of disaster management unit Pius Masaai has urged members of the public to avoid the building until proper measures are put in place to completely eliminate the threat. ”We appeal to all members of the public and all businesses dealing with chemicals business to observe safety and security measures including emergence preparedness plans”he said.