Kiambu: Two-year-old child left home alone dies in house fire


Kiambu: Two-year-old child left home alone dies in house fire
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In Summary

  • A neighbor who spoke to Citizen Digital said she saw smoke coming from the homestead and tried to alert fellow residents but, by the time they arrived, the fire had already consumed the house.
  • The child’s mother and grandfather had reportedly gone to an electronic store in Githunguri town to collect a television set which had been taken for repair when the incident occurred.

A two-year-old child who had been left home alone in Ngeteti village, Kiambu County, on Wednesday died after a fire razed down their house.

A neighbor – Anne Njeri Wangari – who spoke to Citizen Digital said she saw smoke coming from the homestead and tried to alert fellow residents but, by the time they arrived, the fire had already consumed the house.

The child’s mother and grandfather had reportedly gone to an electronic store in Githunguri town to collect a television set which had been taken for repair when the incident occurred.

According to the grandfather, he reported to his workplace at Kwa Maiko after leaving the electronics store only to later receive a phone call that his house was on fire.

He said he rushed home only to find that his granddaughter had perished from the fire.

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