Nairobi County boss Mike Sonko has warned petroleum dealers against ignoring safety regulations.
In a statement issued to the Newsrooms on Saturday, Sonko, who is committed to fighting illegal businesses in Nairobi, said that he is aware of petrol stations and depots flaunting safety regulations within the business.
The governor has now given the businesspersons 14 days to comply with the regulations fail to which an unspecific action against them.
He also said that the Disaster Management and Coordination Committee will embark on the investigation to determine whether the businesses would have complied with the regulations.
“The regulations stipulate that all petroleum depots, service and petrol stations within the county must have adequate firefighting equipment, fire systems, maintenance services, testing of portable and fixed fire equipment installations, training of staff, provision of first aid and conduction of emergency drills,” read the statement, as quoted Citizen Digital.
He urged all investors to embrace safety regulations while doing business.
The governor also warned cartels against taking advantage of the consumers’ needs to make profits at the expense of safety.
In the recent past, cases of safety have been a major concern in the petroleum. Dealers in the sector are now rushing to comply with the regulations.