Karatina MCA Watson Weru has said a bill seeking to establish fire fighting brigades for every subcounty has been tabled in the assembly.
This means each of the eight subcounties will have its own fire fighting engine. Currently, only Nyeri and Karatina towns have fire fighting engines.
Weru said the bill was informed by the problems fire fighters face.
“I recall three months ago in Gikororo, a child was burnt to death as the fire fighting machine in Karatina had gone to Mukurweini to put off another fire,” he said.
Weru spoke in Karatina town on Saturday.