Jan, 28th 2021 – Property of unknown value has been destroyed following a fire outbreak at the Garissa County Assembly. The huge inferno, which began at around 8.30 am, destroyed the County Assembly chambers, offices of the Members of County Assembly (MCAs), and other premises at the building, largely made of wooden structures.
According to the Garissa County Assembly Minority Leader Mohamed Ali, the fire has gutted down about 40-50% of the county assembly. Several teams including the military and county fire department are on the scene battling to contain the fire. He said, “We cannot ascertain the exact damage at this point but as you can see it is extensive, about 40% of the whole structure has been destroyed. We will give an update on the exact damage and cause of the fire after investigations are completed.”
The cause of the fire could not be immediately established. However, an official from the Assembly stated that a faulty electric wire may have caused the fire.
As of the time of reporting, no casualties have been reported at the scene of the incident. Garissa Fire Brigade, who are five kilometers away took 45 minutes to arrive at the scene.