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Belgian firm to supply Nairobi County with Fire fighting equipment

May 25, 2021
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Nairobi City County Government and SOMATI vehicles-Belgium company have today signed a commercial contract for delivery of second phase fire fighting equipment.

The 3M Euros contract was signed by Nairobi County Attorney Ms. Lydia Kwamboka and SOMATI vehicles Sales Export Director Mr. Jan Schampheler.

“Nairobi County welcomes Belgium Government’s approval for the support of the Gigiri fire station construction. SOMATI company is welcome anytime for more support. As a county we are very grateful to the Belgian Government for offering training to our fire men and women. We are glad that a trained team is in place incase of any repairs on the equipment.”

Said Nairobi County Attorney, Ms. Lydia Kwamboka

In earlier 2021, Nairobi County Government and Belgium Government through Belgian Ambassador to Kenya Nicolas Nihon commenced negotiations for Phase two ( 2) of fire fighting equipment donations.

Mr. Jan said that the 2nd Phase is an essential part of the master plan to complete the 1st Phase.

“The Belgian Government has finally approved to support construction of additional Fire station at Gigiri near American Embassy. While phase 1 was to deliver basic materials, phase two will deliver vehicles for harzadous materials such as water rescue, ambulances personal protection equipments for the new recruits. Fire response and interventions in the County had improved, but it will be even more efficient with this equipment addition and training of fire personnel. Once phase two is completed Nairobi County will have the most well equiped fire brigade in East Africa.”

Said Mr.Jan

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Director Fire and Disaster management Mr. Brian Kisali.

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