Two children perish in fire in Kieni
02 July 2014, 12:21
Nyeri - A sombre mood engulfed Gitegi village in Kieni sub-county Wednesday after two children perished in fire.
The two siblings aged three and five years were asleep in their house when the incident occurred.
"Their mother locked them in the house as she was leaving for work in a nearby quarry," said an eyewitness.
Area OCPD, Ancient Kaloki confirmed the incident saying the cause of the fire is yet to be established.
"Police are probing the matter," Kaloki added.
The fire reduced the three-timber roomed house to ashes as nothing was salvaged.
The remains of the minors were taken to Nyeri Provincial General Hospital.
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