President William Ruto has ordered the sacking of state officials accused of irregularly issuing licenses for the operation of a gas plant that resulted in an explosion on Friday morning killing three people.
Addressing the issue in Lugali this morning president Ruto attributed the incident to corruption, lack of integrity, and greed among government officials responsible for granting the license to the operator.
The Head of State has ordered the ministry of Energy to immediately terminate the employment of those implicated and face charges for the offenses committed.
“I want to say for the avoidance of doubt, the government officials who issued licenses for gas installations in residential areas when it was very clear that it was the wrong thing to do, but because of incompetence and corruption they issued licenses,”
He continued: “Today we have injuries, we have Kenyans who have died, those fellows who are involved in this, the ministry must immediately take action against them and they must be dismissed and prosecuted for the crimes they have committed.”
This as the govt embarks on crack down on gas storage and refueling depots to avert lives and property damage as more than 280 continue to nurse burns following the Mradi area incident.
In a joint statement, Interior CS Kithure Kindiki and his Energy counterpart Davis Chirchir said the government will demolish all illegal sites through the Multi-Agency Rapid Results Initiative.