Independent Gas Dealers, Red Cross Collaborate To Support Victims Of The Tragic Embakasi Explosion

The Independent Gas Dealers Association of Kenya and the Red Cross have partnered to provide aid and support to the victims of the recent gas explosion at Embakasi in Nairobi. Speaking at the event, the Association's Chairperson Yusuf Adan announced that as a part of social response, they will make a contribution of Ksh 400, 000 to the Red Cross organization in the much needed effort to support victims. Together with other board members, Adan also pledged direct cash donations to the tune of Ksh 1.5 million to victims for food, blankets and essential commodities. He pledged to collaborate with government agencies like EPRA to eliminate illegal gas dealers and ensure strict adherence to regulatory guidelines and safety standards. In his remarks, Joe Mbalu, Deputy Secretary General Kenya Red Cross assured the affected citizens that the organization is working in real time to unite families and distribute aid. 'Red Cross and other stakeholders are working hand in hand to provide medical and psychological a ssistance since we recognize the traumatic nature of this event,' said Mbalu. The duo encouraged Kenyans to donate the much-needed blood provisions at any government hospital to aid the injured undergoing treatment at different hospitals in Nairobi. Further, they sent condolences to those who lost their loved ones and wished the injured a speedy recovery. Source: Kenya News Agency