Govt detains Tanker owner that Killed 7 in fire explosion at Embakasi

The owner of the  LPG tanker that exploded in Embakasi killing 7 people on the spot is set to be detained for fourteen days pending investigations into the incident.

Abraham Mwangi Nguyo has been on the run since the incident occurred and was arrested on the 12th of this month when he presented himself at the DCI offices in Embakasi.

DCI is investigating cases of murder, negligent act causing harm contrary to section 244 of the Penal Code and abuse of office in contravention of Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.

In an affidavit filed before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi of the Milimani Law Courts, Inspector Isaac Kariuki of Embakasi DCI offices said the identification of the 10 people that died in hospitals is ongoing and recording statements of survivors is yet to start.

The matter will be mentioned on February 28 to confirm the progress made by the investigators and the charges they intend to charge him and others in custody.

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