In Summary
  • The blaze allegedly started from a house where a woman was cooking using firewood.
  • Nairobi County fire fighters could not reach the area as there is no proper access road to allow fire engines to pass.
  • The youths present resorted to putting out the fire using water from trenches in the area.

Forty-five families living along Mandazi Road in Nairobi's Mukuru Kaiyaba slums in South B were left in the cold after a huge fire destroyed their homes Monday night.

The blaze allegedly started from a house where a woman was cooking using firewood.

The fire then spread quickly to neighbouring houses as the mother and her children fled to safety.

NO CASUALTIES

Although there were no casualties, property of unknown value was reduced to ashes.

At the same time, looters posing as good Samaritans out to help stole from the residents.

There was drama when youths present found paraphernalia said to be connected to superstitious activities at the scene. They included a tape, horns and traditional medicines wrapped in cloth and others inside the horn.

Grief-stricken victims were stunned by the tragedy as neighbours showed up to console them.

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