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A family of seven wiped out in a night fire in Embu

A family of seven wiped out in a night fire in Runyenjes constituency, Embu County with the police launching investigations on the cause of the fire.

Seven family members were killed after their house was reduced to ashes in a night fire in Embu County.

Muchangi Karemba, the area member of parliament, confirmed the incident on Sunday, October 2, saying that a nighttime fire had broken out in the three-bedroom timber house.

A man, his wife, their three children, and their three grandkids were among those who perished.

“We have lost seven people through a fire incident at Ngimari- Gichiche Sub-location. Our thoughts and prayers are with the extended family of Benjamin Muthathai whose son Charles Kariuki is the father and husband of the family that has perished,” Karemba wrote.

The house was razed down with only metallic suitcases left unfazed with the cause of the fire yet to be established.

Police officers arrived at the scene and ferried the remains of the seven to the nearby mortuary. 

The cops have also launched an investigation into the incident.

“Crime scene officers have commenced investigations to unravel this sad occurrence. We urge anyone with information to volunteer it to our officers to speed up the process of investigations,” the MP stated.

Embu Woman Representative arrived at the scene and mourned the demise of the seven. She further condoled the family of the deceased and asked investigating officers to expedite a probe into the matter.

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