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August 7, 2013

After the fire

Following airport blaze, Kenyans say government isn't prepared for disasters.

Smoke rises from the arrival terminal of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi after a blaze, 07 August 2013. (EPA/Stringer)

Kenyans on Twitter criticised the lack of funding for Nairobi's fire department after flames destroyed a section of the country's biggest airport on Wednesday morning.
The blaze took six hours to control, and an unnamed government official told the AP that the local fire brigades weren't equipped to handle it. The same report said officers lined up with buckets in hand in an attempt to fight the massive fire.
The extent of the damage led some online to question their government's ability to hand such disasters.