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Two children burnt to death in Umoja house fire – PHOTOS

July 12th, 2016 1 min read

Two young children were on Tuesday morning burnt beyond recognition in Umoja Innercore after their house caught fire.

The two, a boy and girl aged one and seven years respectively, were trapped in their wooden house when it caught fire. The house meant for the caretaker of the building and is built on top of a three-storey house.

Their father is the caretaker of the building that is located along along Moi Drive, near Unity Primary School.

The mother of the deceased said that she left the two in the house when the kerosene stove burst and the fire spread to the blankets.

Police and neighbours at the scene of the fire. PHOTO | ZADOCK ANGIRA
Police and neighbours at the scene of the fire. PHOTO | ZADOCK ANGIRA

Neighbors said they heard a big explosion before fire engulfed the one roomed house in the 7am incident. The cause of fire is still unknown.

Police and the Nairobi fire brigade arrived at the scene but found the two children had already been burnt to death.

Buruburu OCPD said they got information of the incident at around 7.20 am but the fire had already engulfed the whole house.


Their father, Mr Joseph Kinyia Theuri, told Nairobi News that he left his wife in the house but got a phone call from a neighbour moments later who told him that his house was on fire.

Residents tried to put out the fire but their efforts proved futile. Only the caretaker’s house was burnt during the incident.