The Nairobi County Disaster and Emergency Management Act 2015

Margaret Mumbua,Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
Paper publication date: 
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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