Kenyan Energy Minister claims the accident is one of the worst accidents ever in Kenya’s energy sector.
On Monday, a leaking gasoline pipeline in an industrial area of Kenya's capital exploded, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least 75 people were killed and 112 hurt.
We express our sincere condolences to the families of those that were affected by the explosion in Nairobi’s Lunga Lunga area.
For me its so It is saddening to see the unnecessary loss of life here. Many of the victims were caught in the fire as they rushed to the fuel tanker to collect what many see as a precious item in the face of severe economic constraints.
Greenpeace urges the Kenyan government to support its citizens in the wake of this incident near Sinai slum. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation in this East African country.
This again is a reminder to our African leaders to move away from the dangerous and dirty fossil fuels towards a renewable energy path with cleaner jobs, greener economies and a safer, more sustainable future for Africa's people.