Sonko Rescue Team lived up to the name when they helped put out an inferno that had engulfed one of Kimathi Streetâ€™s business complexes. The fire was caused by a gas cylinder that exloaded in one of the eateries consumed the entire second floor damaging property worth millions.
Victims of the inferno some who operated computer stalls and fashion stalls suffered loses of up to millions and others the entire investment.
The Sonko Rescue team answered the answered the distress call to combat the inferno as the Nairobi County Fire engines claimed to have no water. The Sonko Rescue team quickly controlled the inferno that had started to spread to other buildings. The timely response by the team is what confirmed senator Sonko’s team is not just for showmanship but ready to serve the needy in the city.
Sonko Rescue Team is a newly established emergency relief service sponsored by Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, the service was widely criticized as a short sighted solution to broader problems facing Nairobians. Apart from questioning the source of Sonkoâ€™s money used to roll out the program, critics viewed it as a political strategy to take over Nairobi County leadership in 2017.
The swift action by Sonko Rescue Team is, however, commendable. It remains to be seen whether such actions might shift the resenting opinions of Sonkoâ€™s strategies by most middle class Nairobians.
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