The Nairobi County Disaster and Emergency Management Act 2015
The Nairobi City County Disaster and Emergency Management Act (NCCDM) provides for the management of disasters and emergencies in Nairobi County.
A disaster is defined within the Act as any situation in the County;-
- that arises from any natural or unnatural happening such as fires, outbreak or spread of a disease that affects humans, plants or animals,
- any event that threatens the supply of water or the quantity of water resources and any
- emergency event resulting from systems failure, infrastructure failure or human error
- that involves threat or danger to human life or the environment