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Firms risk closure over fire compliance

05 November 2013, 14:37

Bungoma - The Trans-Nzoia County Fire Office said it would close down businesses that did not comply with a two-week notice to pay fees to facilitate their inspection of their premises by the department.

In an effort to manage fire outbreaks, the department has urged public business to pay KES 5000 as application fees to enable fire officers to inspect their premises for safety.

Trans Nzoia County Chief fire officer, Bishop Mukhana, added that the directive also applied to owners of industries and institutions.

He cautioned against non-compliance.

“Failure to comply with the requirements of this notice, the county fire and disaster management department shall close your premises without further notice,” he said.

Public building safety has been a matter of great concern to the government and the public following a spate of fire tragedies.

The government laid down regulations that entail inspection of public buildings to ensure that they complied with safety precautions.

Schools were also not left out in this exercise following a series of inferno tragedies that have now become a common occurrence in the institutions.

A survey the Parents Association has revealed that nine out of ten schools are not prepared to handle fire disasters.

– CAJ News


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