Fire destroys rental houses leaving Kandisi families homeless

Number of fires increasing in Kajiado and education programmes rolled out.

In Summary

• Cluster of rental houses destroyed by fast-spreading fire. No one injured.

• County to take care of tenants till they are on their feet again. One tenant suspected an electrical fault.

A different fire at a different location in Kajiado.
ANOTHER FIRE: A different fire at a different location in Kajiado.
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Several rental houses in the Kandisi area of Kajiado North were destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire was not known.

The fire started from one of the houses before quickly spreading to other rooms. Most tenants salvaged noting as they fled for their lives.

County officer Eddy Kimani rushed to the scene and thanked the fire department for their swift response.

Kimani promised the county government would support the affected families.

“We thank the community for salvaging what could be saved. Governor Ole Lenku has instructed us to find alternative accommodation for the victims as we find lasting solutions,” Kimani said.

He regretted the increasing number of fires in the region, saying education programmes had been started among residents.

“We are rolling out programs to educate Kajiado residents on the best mechanisms on fire response,” Kimani said.

Ongata Rongai MCA Samuel Muchiri thanked the residents for acting fast to put out the fire. He said the county would settle the victims as the national government provides relief food.

Victim John Mwangi said he suspected the fire started with an electric fault and appealed for assistance from county and national government and well-wishers.

(Edited by V. Graham)

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