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Kenya Pipeline blamed for causing Sinai fire tragedy

14 February 2014, 08:31

Nairobi - The High Court was Thursday told that Kenya Pipeline failed to replace a gasket worth KES 1000 at one of its plants in Nairobi, leading to the Sinai fire tragedy that left 109 people dead in September 2011.

While testifying in the case where the victims of the tragedy are seeking compensation for the loss, Nairobi Senator, Mike Mbuvi said a report that was compiled by a task force that was formed by former President Mwai Kibaki showed that the fire was caused by fuel that had leaked from the pipeline, Daily Nation reports.

H e said engineers at the plant knew about the fault but they failed to act quickly.

Sonko filed the case on behalf of the victims and survivors for alleged negligence.

He wants the government to pay KES 53 billion to those who were affected by the tragedy.

The hearing will continue on 10 March.

- For more visit Daily Nation

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