Nyeri town constituency residents are up in arms after a local investor started setting up an LPG firm in a residential area of Wambugu Farm in Nyeri County.
The Proprietor known as Gitonga owns a similar firm located in Giakanja area of Tetu Constituency which eight years ago blasted killing two people and leaving dozens of other residents with severe burns.
“Memories are still fresh in our memories. Such balls of fire are the only sights I had watched in movies. I could see the flames 400metres away from the burning fire.” A resident disclosed to our Newsline.co.ke writer.
Attempts by the locals to get hear from the administration hit a rock as they aren’t given attention.
They have now called upon Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga and Nema officials to take action and stop the construction failure to which they will demonstrate until their plea is heard.
“We are not against investors as this will create jobs to our people and revenue to our county but our safety must come first. Nothing should override this. To me the credibility of NEMA is now lacking. This is a clear indication that either someone is sleeping in his job or was absolutely compromised but we cannot allow this nonetheless. ” Lamented a resident of Wamburi drive in Nyeri County.