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  1. How many breadwinners, future leaders have we lost in that tragedy? I have also heard that Mater Hosp, the injured are being chased away to go to Kenyatta Hosp!!!! Really sad..

    1. Really sad, they should be assisted wherever they are….But Kenyatta has the best emergency response capabilities than any other hospital in the country…something a lot of people don’t know. Let’s hope for a quick recovery for the victims.

      1. Mater Hosp is the nearest from the scene and Kenyatta far away from the scene..how many will die en-route to KNH?.i think these private hospitals should be handling emergencies like these and get paid by the govt later as a healthcare and emergency measure…an act by the govt should be passed for this to be possible..KNH still remains the best, that i agree with you…

        1. the issue is not about the money but because mater hospital doesn’t have a specialized burn unit to cater for serious burn cases like the ones being witnessed here. kenyatta has the burn unit facility even though it is further from the scene. let’s not shame the private hospital for turning away cases they know they don’t have the capacity to handle.

          1. Yeah, it’s certainly a darned if you/darned if you don’t situation. Mater know they may not be able to handle this tragedy adequately-which may lead to loss of life or sever disability. On the other hand, KNH may be further, meaning there may be loss of life as well, but it can handle this emergency. I believe the medics wherever they are, are giving it their best!

  2. Kenyans will hardly learn from their previous mistakes. We continue to repeat them with utter disregard of the potential danger and catastrophe. It is extremely sad to see the way we have lost so many lives through road accidents occasioned by speeding and reckless driving in the recent past to cap it all with such a massive loss of lives through this fire tragedy. This is a national disaster! Our police traffic department, the TLB, the ministry of transport and the public transport operators and owners have been a major let down.  The rest of us have not performed any better — we are all to blame. We shall bury these ones, forget about them and wait for another set of victims and the cycle continues. A sad scenario indeed!

  3. Will Kenyans learn the that petrol is live fire and does not forgive.  Siphoning oil is literally committing suicide. Prayers for the affected.

    1. Other news sources say it was an accidental fire, because of the slums close proximity to the fuel depot…Still siphoning can not be ruled out. But it seems, this was accidental.

    June 14 – Residents of Mukuru Sinai Slums have been given a two week
    notice to vacate land set aside for Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) and
    Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) The govt did nothing then…nkts!

  5. Why do we Kenyan Keep one calling Gods name for our own stupidity…..KPC should do regular works on there pipes and they should be sued for these deaths……the city council should take reponcibilty for poor planning and Kenyan musst learn reckleness costs lives and God has nothing to do with these!!!

    1. I agree with you Shaka! On one level there is a Nairobi city council that does ZERO in almost everything. The officials clamor for jobs yet they are merely lazy to act on enforcing regulations, cleaning up filthy Nairobi, marking roads and so on.
      The other aspect are the slum dwellers who went to siphon fuel. How many deaths as a result of fuel robbery wll teach people self control and safety? This is not an act of God. These people were merely used by the devil to make fools of themselves and to certify their demise. Government and the public should step up RESPONSIBILTIES!

    2. You should not put blames to KPC,they have really tried their best to remove people from the pipeline by all means but in vain.We should blame our leaders for poor leadership.Wherever KPC and our police give people notice to move,they (leaders) always defend them.Do you remember once upon a time MP for Makadara tell people by saying “Hukiona hawa weka tyres“.Very sad indeed.

      Its a time we Kenyan should elect vision leaders,not leaders who mislead wanainchi to be alected again in paliament.To our brothers and sisters poleni sana.God give and He takes.

    3. KPC cannot be blamed for this tragedy. The slum dwellers found the pipeline there, KPC as i gather has previously tried to relocate them but all efforts have been futile. you do not expect to encroach on land you do not own and then claim compensation when disaster strikes. Huku sio States

  6. The slum guys always try to be macho and they die in their macho-madness. Why puncture a pipe or else explain how the fuel several metres underground, came to the surface?

  7. it shame to kenyans esp our leaders poverty is the root course .should we continue paying for unknown servises in the name of taxes.

  8. I used to be a slum dweller and grew through tough life…I am now employed and have a small family. let me tell you, it’s not easy growing in poverty in a society where there are no jobs, poor health facilities, lack of clean amenities…life teaches you to become a hard hustler and only the smart pass these tests..mob psychology thrives well where there’s a need for something..be it justice, free food and today’s case..fuel which is a commodity that has high returns!! Pole to the bereaved..

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  9. This is tragic for the country, people are desperate to siphon fuel because of poverty. The government of kenya should environment for investment to create employment, MPS TO PAY TAX

  10. This is sad. Sadly it is happening for the second time in a spam of one year though the earlier one went unnoticed as it was in a smaller magnitude. Am waiting to see KPC management comments on this tragic spill. Where is NEMA??  Am told that KPC have spillover pipes connected to sewerage distribution network that passes thru the slum…  and that IS THE CAUSE OF TODAYS ACCIDENT. Somebody must pay for this..


  12. And in the evening, we shall see the area MP and his stupid goons jumping over gates and hitting walls with their bare fists in the name of solidarity. Those are the leaders we choose to show us the way…..

  13. Its so sad to see our country go down – the cost of living is so high, the matatu drivers drive like maniacs – people struggle for money hence they try to salvage fuel always and in the bargain they loose their lives – RAW DEAL WE KENYANS HAVE whilst our leaders enjoy the fruits!

    1. its sad to see our country go up to frame again when we haven’t healed from  Chachagwan and Nakumatt  tragedies. what is saddening most, is that there are still  more tragedies waiting to happen (God forbid) with still more people living near pipe line carrying highly flammable fuel, down highly electric power line and a meter or less from railway line ironically government is unable to evict them but can demolish huge houses build along road maps and grabbed land. Lord have mercy

  14. In order 2 learn hw 2 control urself in life. U need to first discover who u ar(self discovery). it takes time an effort & its life time.
    So that u wll nt b tempted an regret later.

  15. In order 2 learn hw 2 control urself in life. U need to first discover who u ar(self discovery). it takes time an effort & its life time.
    So that u wll nt b tempted an regret later.

  16. I get furious with such news that expose our leadership, institutions, competence and more so our ‘comfortable attitude’ as Kenyans. We should protest and protest for better services, facilities and respect for human life and dignity. clouds will soon settle and life will go back to normal with the same system, people and institution unshaken from disasters. Just last week we lost enough people on the road promises were mad not a single implemented. Sachengwan, we said never- the report is accumulating dust somewhere no one put responsible or answerable. I at times think we are in ‘wilderness’ similar to the children of Israel who had calamities and lacked leadership. stand-up and make your leader accountable at whatever level but that also begins with you…

  17. Indeed, its sad and sorry state that people are dying due to negligence, poverty, illiteracy name it. Pertinent questions for the government: why are people running to siphon fuel? where are the pipelines and what are they doing there? who is responsible? how can we avert future calamities? We have what i would call a first aid government that swings into action after a calamity happens. Basically we run a government in a reaction mode and not a preventive mode.


  19. Wooooi Jesu wa nazarethi…. we ask for your help wat has Kenya now turned be People burning like fire Wood? High food prices? Politicians awarding themselves pay increments? People Dieing in the North? Waaat has become of our beloved country!!

  20. The price of fuel is ridiculous…… kerosene for Kes. 50 can’t reach half a soda bottle! To prepare 3 square meals a day is no joke for a slum dweller! The blood of these victims lies on the managers of this country since they never bother to cushion the vulnerable members of this society. Thank God the children were back to school….

  21. Sachang’wan is not in Western Kenya. I wonder whether not knowing some locations in Kenya makes one look cool. How do you miss that?

    1. It is you who doesn’t know what you are arguing about, probably you are confusing Western Kenya with Western Province or is Sachangwan in eastern Kenya?

  22. These people were removed from the slum by CCN & KPC last year to avert a tragedy, they went to court under Katiba Mpya, got an injunction and re-built their cheap/free houses/hovels, right on top of the PIPE. Today, we lament, mourn and accuse government. Me thinks slum dwellers love cheap things, free housing! I feel for the departed but well, its time they started obeying by-laws for their own safety. The Africa loves free, easy and horrible life. You cannot build slums in some places in Nbi, CCN will demolish intantly but the slum dwellers have a “right” to do it on wayleaves for power lines, railway lines and oil pipelines as well as sewer lines. Before you accuse and shout at us who are government, ask yourself why people with college and uinversity education cannot obey the law even when its for their own safety??? This matatu culture will be the ban of our country, just like the rich, poor and everybody, slum dwellers MUST obey the law!

  23. Lets not talk about blame game, we can’t afford to be  losing so many life’s of our fellow Kenya every day.From the food,Road accident, police shootings and fire just few to name,We all need to be realist, we don’t need to be told to dive safely, nor Not to kuchota Mafuta,We should not be blaming the slum dwellers at all,Whats makes them to stay their is cos of their income.They can’t afford a better living standard,Maisha yako na ya mwenzio ni Jukumu lako.

  24. My God what a tragedy again after  a ferry sank the other day in Zanzibar, God bless kenya. and may the souls of the departed rest in peace but again our disaster preparedness is wanting.

    Isedorius Agola

  25. Its so sad n pathetic.lemmi just pass mi condolence to all affected families.peace be with you.n to mi fellow kenyans,until when will u be able to learn?i wish i knew doesnt help.for God’s sake, wacheni tupate vichwa.

  26. Last month more than 100 Ugandans died from a landslide.Last week 163 people died in Zanzibar.Today more than 110 people have died in Nairobi.What is wrong with our institution of governance?How do you allow a faulty ferry to transport people?How do you allow citizens to build their houses just below the mountain hill that has loose soil?How to you allow Wananchi to build their shanties neighboring oil pipeline?The government of the 3 nations have 1 or 2 things in common. Governing laxity at the expense of political protections and bribery is making us loose SO MANY East Africans! We need to say NO to this

  27. Whoses’ the choice of life in the slum? Has it been their choice? Not at all i believe.Lets do all the fovours on them and we question ourselves later.

  28. A tragedy happens, everyone rushes to help and take the injured to the hospital, expecting the minute number of doctors to handle the situation. God help us. God help our doctors. Being under pressure to save lives on a daily basis is not an easy task. No pun intended but while we sympathise with the injured and their families, we should also remember the tireless efforts doctors are putting to save those lives. What is their reward? These situations keep happening not because the guys at the slums are stupid, life circumstances force people to utilize every available opportunity to put food on the table, even if it means putting your life on the line for your kids to sleep witl a stomach remedied from hunger. God help us all

  29. Agnes Ndinda

    I don’t know the kind of tragedy that will teach Kenyans a lesson not to siphon oil i haven’t eared of another African country with such tragedies.I think we should now put institutions to educate people on their safety and also the government should try to lower the cost of living because it has really gone high i think it is the reason why this people are trying to siphon the oil to make an extra shilling.Hope it won’t happen again.

  30. kenyans are never going to learn……pity- so since they will always endanger their lives every opportunity they have to pocket some money,…..the government has to work on reducing the opportunities……in other words,minimize the number of tanker accidents and leakages…

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