Nandi hills Member of county assembly Gideon Koech accuse emergency response unit of laxity after a fire incident that led to loss of property.
On Thursday morning, 15 families were left homeless after fire razed down their residence in west view Nandi hills town.
Among the victims are two form four candidates set to sit their examinations from this week.
Hills ward representative Gideon Koech said the county government was to blame for failing to station a fire fighting engine in Nandi Hills as it had earlier been requested. Koech was speaking when he consoled the affected families.
“I am accusing the department of administration of laxity in handling Emergency matters if they had responded faster we could have at least rescue some properties,” said Koech.
Confirming the incident, Nandi East OCPD David Nyabuto said the fire was suspected to have been caused by an electric fault.
“The big challenge is the space for vehicles to access to houses whenever there is an emergency, I call upon those who are constructing houses to ensure that there is enough space for cars in case there is an emergency,” he said.
The MCA appealed to the Red cross society, county government and well-wishers to assist the victims by providing food and shelter.