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Daily Nation : February 10th 2014
22 | County News TRAGEDY | Residents unsuccessfully tried to put out fire Four children burnt to death at home Their parents had gone to church, leaving the boys and girls in house BY JAMES NGUNJIRI @mjngunjiri email@example.com F our children were yesterday burnt to death in Othaya, Nyeri. The brothers and sisters from Gathambara village were burnt beyond recognition after their timber house caught fire. The 3.30pm tragedy shocked villagers who tried to unsuccessfully extinguish the fire. The four children, two girls aged six and five-years respectively, and three-year old twin boys were alone inside the seven-roomed house at the time of the incident. Neighbours who spoke to the Nation said their parents had gone to church leaving behind the four children at home. REACTION Elders killed in night attack Two elders were yester- day hacked to death in Kilifi after a gang of 15 people raided four homesteads within the village. Four others sustained serious in Matsangoni village. Residents accused the police and administrators of laxity saying no calls were going through. Only the last born, a sixmonths old baby survived. The baby was with her mother in church at the time of the tragedy. A neighbour, Mr David Warurii, said they tried to put out the fire in vain as “the fire was too big.” The house is made of tim- ber, which burns faster and vigorously. “This made it difficult for us to even rescue the children who were inside the house,” he said. Confirming the incident ,Nyeri South police boss Adiel Nyange said they were yet to establish the cause of the fire. “Unfortunately, they were burnt beyond recognition. We are moving the remains to Mukurwe-ini District hospital mortuary,” said the OCPD. Angry villagers criticised the county’s fire department saying it was unresponsive and did not have enough fire engines. Fire engines Nyeri county only has two fire engines located in Karatina and Nyeri towns, which are located several kilometres away from other smaller towns such as Othaya and Mukurwe-ini. But Mr Nyange asked residents to remain calm and first pray console the grieving parents. “Let us pray for them. We are going to assist whenever we can,” said Mr Nyange. TENDER NOTICE The Geothermal Development Company Ltd (GDC) invites sealed tenders from eligible candidates for the following service: TENDER NO. TENDER DESCRIPTION TENDER SECURITY GDC/HQS/OT/050/2013-2014 Tender for Provision of Rig Maintenance Services CLOSING DATE USD 10, 000 25/02/14 at 2.00pm (1400HRS) Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the tender document from the office of Manager, Supply Chain at Riverside Office, along Riverside Drive between 9.00am and 4.00pm during week days. A complete set of the tender document may be obtained by interested firms upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Kshs.1000 each payable to our accounts office in cash or by banker’s cheque. The document can also be viewed and downloaded from the website www.gdc.co.ke for free of charge. Bidders who download the tender document from the website must forward their particulars immediately for records and any further tender clarifications and addenda. The completed tenders in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked with Tender No. and Tender reference name; shall be addressed to: The Managing Director & CEO, Geothermal Development Company P.O Box 100746-00101 NAIROBI, KENYA and deposited in the tender box at the GDC Riverside Office 2nd Floor located along Riverside Drive, on or before the dates specified above. Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the tenderers’ or their representatives who choose to attend at GDC Riverside Board Room. Late tenders will not be accepted. MANAGER, SUPPLY CHAIN NAIROBI |Welder found dead DAILY NATION Monday February 10, 2014 BRIEFLY KWALE Fisher folk to benefit from cold storage Fish mongers in Munje, Kwale County, are set to reap profits from the sale of fresh fish after the Japanese government sponsored construction of a Sh8 million preservation unit in the area. The fisher folk, who have been missing out on local and overseas markets due to improper storage, will be relieved once the modern fish depot is built. Japanese ambassador to Kenya Tatsushi Terada at the weekend presented the cheque to them through Eco Ethics, a non-governmental organisation. BARINGO Worker electrocuted after falling on live wire A worker died after he slipped SAMMY KIMATU I NATION Relatives console 28-year-old Elizabeth Bepera (left), whose husband Collins Wafula, a welder, was found dead in a drainage on Enterprise Road in Mukuru-Kaiyaba slums in Nairobi yesterday. Another man identified as Mr Muasya Mule, a tailor, was found dangling from the roof of his house after he allegedly hanged himself. from an electric pole and fell on a high voltage power line in Marigat town of Baringo County. Mr Benard Towett was with other technicians installing electricity in Perkerra, Baringo South sub-county, at about 5pm on Saturday, when the incident occurred. Area police boss Otulia Kaunya said heavy rains pounding the region might have caused the electricity poles to become slippery. It was not immediately established why the technicians were installing the power lines with the electricity on.
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