mueke1The Japanese government has donated four second hand fire engines to the Nairobi county to help in combatting fire incidents in the county.

Japanese chief of mission Mikio Mori said on Thursday that the engines worth Sh 200 Million are at the port of Mombasa awaiting clearance.

Mr Mikio was hosted by Nairobi County governor Jonathan Mueke on Thursday at his city hall office.

“The success of the Japan-Nairobi County firefighting partnership will be the start of an important relationship with Japan to combat fire incidents in the County,” Mikio said.

The engines include three fire engines with water tanks and one chemical fire engine.

There are six functional fire engines in the county currently.

The Japanese government will also train Nairobi County firefighters on the use of the firefighting equipment.

“The Japanese are experts in disaster management and therefore their experience will come in handy in improving how we handle and respond to disasters in Nairobi city. The Japanese government will ensure that Nairobi City county Government firefighters are trained on the use of the firefighting equipment to enhance use of the equipment,” Mueke added.