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Shock as man is burnt to death in an inferno incident.

27 October 2014, 20:50 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - A somber mood has engulfed Site and Services estate in Webuye town following the death of a middle aged man who was burnt beyond recognition when fire caught his house on Sunday.

At the time of the incident, his family was away in the church and was not aware that the deceased had returned home after leaving in the morning to unknown destination.

The deceased wife Dinah Atemi was shocked when she was called by neighbors that her house was on fire and as they tried to put off the fire that is when they pumped on her husband’s body which was badly burned beyond recognition.

“When I rushed back home I found neighbours and good Samaritans trying to put off the fire and salvage some few household items and it’s during the process that we pumped into my husband’s body,” narrated a sobbing Atemi.

The late Paul Inyangala’s body which was in a bad state was later retrieved from the house debris by police officers who took it to Webuye district mortuary as the police carry on with investigations to ascertain the cause of death.

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Confirming the incident, Bungoma East Deputy County Commissioner Michael Taalam said that they have not established the main cause of the fire and cautioned against propaganda as police carry on with investigations to unravel the puzzle.

“We suspect it was because of the electric fault but then we are not sure because the deceased was a heavy smoker and a drunkard who might have forgotten to put off his cigarette while sleeping and it caught the mattresses which later ignited the electricity,” said Taalam.

 Some neighbors said that they never heard of any noise coming from the house and were only surprised to find the body after they succeeded putting off the fire.

“The deceased might have been chocked to death by the smoke and was unable to raise any noise, he is always drunk and smokes a lot,” narrated a neighbor who asked for anonymity.

Webuye township location Chief Barasa Misiko has called on well wishers to step in and help the family who lost everything during the incident.

Mr.Misiko has called on the County government to ensure that every Sub County has a firefighter vehicle in order to help when such incidents occur to help save life and property.

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