Thika: 13 buses burnt down in suspected arson


Thika: 13 buses burnt down in suspected arson
Buses burnt down at a garage in Kenyatta Road estate, Juja in Thika. PHOTO| ANN NGIGE

In Summary

  • The buses belonging to Chania Special Travellers sacco, had been parked overnight in at a garage in Kenyatta Road estate, Juja.
  • A caretaker at the garage said he heard a huge explosion before the fire engulfed the the facility burning down the buses a lorry.
  • Police have launched investigations to establish the cause of the fire that has reduced a multi-million shillings business to ashes.

A businessman has been left counting losses after suspected arsonists on Saturday torched 13 buses in Thika town, Kiambu county.

The buses belonging to Chania Special Travellers sacco, had been parked overnight in at a garage in Kenyatta Road estate, Juja.

A caretaker at the garage said he heard a huge explosion before the fire engulfed the the facility burning down the buses a lorry.

“I was awoken by a huge explosion and when I came out of the house all the buses were on fire. It was so huge I could not put it off on my own,” said the caretaker.

The owner of the garage, Joseph Kamau, believes it was not an accident and suspects arson.

“I was alerted by the caretaker and I called the firefighters from Kiambu but unfortunately all buses had burnt. These buses were burnt by someone with a certain intention,” said Mr. Kamau.

Police have launched investigations to establish the cause of the fire that has reduced a multi-million shillings business to ashes.

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Story By Ann Ngige Nyamu
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