A fire incident in Kabocha village in Kabete, Kiambu county has killed a mother and three children.
The fire, which started at 2:00 am on Saturday, December 30, burnt the house completely to the ground, while the four were sleeping.
Area Member of County Assembly (MCA) Eddy Kinyanjui stated that the 40-year-old woman, and her 22, 16 and 10-year-old children perished while trying to escape.
Kinyanjui further added that property of unknown value was destroyed as efforts to save it proved futile.
House burnt down in Kabocha village in Kabete, Kiambu County on December 30, 2023.
Photo Kabete Wangige Group
While confirming the incident, Kabete OCPD Antony Mbogoh stated that the fire’s cause is still unknown.
Police have launched investigations into the incident, as people try to uncover what caused the tragic incident.
Fire incidents involving children have in the past year remained unsolved, as launched investigations remain inconclusive.
Two weeks ago, another fire incident reported in Kabete killed two children aged two years and four years.
According to a neighbour, the mother had left the children in the house to pick up luggage from the bus stop.
Investigations done were inconclusive, as witnesses presumed faulty electricity wires might have caused the fire.
On Christmas day, a six-year-old child died after a house in Kayole police quarters caught fire.
Police reports noted that a police officer was injured trying to save the deceased’s sister, who received extensive treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Fire razed down property at a furniture shop in the Carwash Area of Kasarani along Thika Road on Friday, December 8.