houses belonging to eight police officers and their families have been destroyed by a fire. The deadly inferno left them with nowhere to sleep.
The inferno, whose cause has not been determined, has also damaged properties worth thousands of shillings. Some of the items include private cars, police uniforms, personal apparel and numerous household objects. However, no casualties have been confirmed.
Laikipia East Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) Commander, Geoffrey Kamau confirmed the incident.
In addition, not a single item has been recovered from four of the houses.
The fire burnt everything and left them with nothing but clothes on their bodies.
Nanyuki Fire engine responded to the alarm but the fast spreading fire had already consumed the eight buildings.
Officers dispatched to the crime scene are investigating what might have caused the fire. In fact, since there were no residents in the one-roomed buildings when the fire broke out.
Most of the officers living in the Majengo Chiefs Camp, which houses more than 50 police officers, were on duty, and their families were out when wooden houses caught fire.
Kamau is now appealing to well wishers to assist the officers. Beddings, clothing and building materials will assist in construction of new houses.
Moses Kariuki, one of the fire victims, said he was called on while at work. Moses got informed that there were houses on fire at their residence where he hurriedly rushed.
I was concerned about my wife and daughter, Mr. Kariuki. Upon calling his wife who was at home in the morning,she did not answer. Luckily, Kariuki’s wife and his daughter were safe.
However, all his belongings, including important documents, have been destroyed.