Property worth millions of shillings at Muranga government offices was on Saturday morning destroyed, after a fire burnt down a building housing some government’s department offices.
The fire that broke out at around 4.30 am, affected an office block housing departments of Youth, Sports, Culture, Social Services, Adult education, Women Enterprise Fund, and National Council for Persons with Disabilities.
The inferno is said to have started at the office of adult education then spread to other offices before the county fire brigade responded.
Locals who rushed to the scene were forced to break doors of the government vehicles which were parked near the offices to push them a distance from the burning building.
Murang’a county disaster management officer, Bilha Wanjiru said they got alert at around 4.34 am and dispatched two fire engines to the scene.
She observed that more destruction happened when the fire engines went to get more water saying, in some offices there were tyres and cooking gas cylinders which prompted the fire to spread fast.
Wanjiru called upon all officers in charge of government officers to occasionally carry out a disaster management audit of their offices to ensure they are always ready to tackle the occurrence of any form of disaster.