2-Year-Old Baby Perishes in House Fire in Kirinyaga County


Authorities are currently investigating a heartbreaking incident that resulted in the death of a 2-year-old baby in Kirinyaga County. The Gichugu Sub County police commander, Johnson Wachira, reported that the incident occurred in Kibai village within Ngariama Ward.

The unfortunate event unfolded while the infant and her brother were inside their home, with the latter sustaining severe injuries. The children’s mother had temporarily left them alone, only to return to a devastating scene of their wooden house engulfed in flames.

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Asuntas cake House

Daina Wanja Muriithi, the grieving mother, expressed her shock, stating, “I was shocked beyond words. I could not believe what I saw. I raised the alarm, and neighbors came in droves.”

Tragically, despite the efforts of neighbors to rescue the infant, the fire spread rapidly, making their attempts futile. The 4-year-old boy managed to escape but suffered serious burn injuries in the process.

Rabina Njoki, a local resident, highlighted the challenges faced by the community in extinguishing the fast-spreading fire. “We tried our best to rescue the baby, but our efforts were futile. It was a sad sight,” Njoki added.

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Family members, including John Mugo, Terry Wawira, and Loise Wambura, arrived at the scene to offer condolences and support to the grieving mother. The 4-year-old boy was promptly taken to Embu Hospital for medical attention, while the body of his sister was transported to the Kerugoya Referral Hospital mortuary.

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As the community grapples with this devastating loss, authorities continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident in Kirinyaga County.


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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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