Residents of Kitengela pelt fire engine with stones for stalling at the fire scene

Angry Kitengela residents on Tuesday pelted the county fire engine with stones when it failed to quell fire that razed business premises.

The mob said the fire engine failed to stop the fire as it ran out of water shortly after arriving at the scene hence angering them.

The fire broke out at 7pm and destroyed 15 businesses and a church.

The fire brigade is said to have watched helplessly as the fire that started in one of the nearby houses spread too business premises.

Carpentry shop, hotels and food outlets were all engulfed in the fire that the Kajiado fire department could not stop citing lack of water in the fire engine.

The driver of the fire engine was injured in the process.

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