95 Dead, 118 missing, 744 people and 105 households rendered homeless.

Hundreds more affected and many are hospitalised with advanced burns. A tragic fire engulfed the Mukuru Sinai slums in Nairobi. Amidst all the confusion and loss, the Kenya Red Cross has setup a temporary camp at the Tom Mboya Social Hall, the following items are required urgently (they can be delivered directly to the camp) -:

  • Blankets
  • Tissue paper
  • Soap
  • Sanitary pads
  • Clothes
  • Mattresses
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers
  • ARV’s
  • Foodstuff

The Kenya Red Cross are also accepting cash donation on M-PESA Business No: 10000, Airtel Nickname: Redcross, Yu Cash Business No: 200140 . For donations via Bank Transfer, Credit Cards and PayPal more information can be found here. There is also a major blood donation drive taking place the Bomb Blast Memorial.

What happened was saddening, catastrophic and a result of gross negligence given that the dangers were highlighted and a failed eviction drive attempted in 2008. So all I can say is Spare Change For Sinai, we must change our attitudes towards the law and its implementation, we must change our attitudes towards patronage and impunity and we must change out attitudes toward ranting and pointing fingers without doing anything. God Bless.

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