Sonko Rescue Team is a PR gimmick with unqualified members – Ondieki

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The Sonko Rescue Team is a PR gimmick with members unqualified for duty, Nairobi county Environment executive Evans Ondieki has said.

“He is just empty-headed. Whatever he does is showbiz. He waits until there is a disaster and brings people in uniform who stand at a scene and do nothing. That is deception,” Ondieki said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a policy dialogue forum organised by the Kenya Alliance of Residents Associations on Thursday.

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Ondieki said the members of the team lack basic rescue requirements.

“Rescue operations are very technical. You need people with medical backgrounds, who can attend to patients. When you have a rescue team, you must give us (the county government) inventory of the team’s units,” he said.

“It’s not enough to just wear the uniform and say you have a rescue team.”

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko launched the team in January to offer various services to Nairobi residents.

Its entourage includes a Land Curiser, Limousine, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and a Hammer.

Ambulance, hearse, breakdown, wedding transport, water, security and emergency response are some of the services offered.

– the-star.co.ke

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