Eight Dead As 43 Houses Catch Fire In Kibra


Eight people have died after a Saturday morning fire razed down structures at Silanga area, Kibra Constituency.

Rescue operations are underway but cause of fire still unknown.

Kilimani Police boss Michael Muchiri says that some of the recovered bodies are burnt beyond recognition.

The bodies include that of a baby and a woman.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko while visiting the area gave landlords a 21 day ultimatum to demolish structures blocking roads.

“I am giving the landlords here in Kibera twenty-one days. If you know you have blocked access paths for the residents, please start making way so that people may pass,” he warned.

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“We will bring supplies and I want to emphasize that this is going to reach all those affected by this fire. We will remain here until we are sure of exactly how many people have been affected,” he added.

43 houses caught fire during the 2 AM incident.

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