In Makenji, Kandara, Murang’a County, six members of one family were burned to death in a suspected arson assault. Mary Wangui Njoroge (60), her three children — Cecilia Gathoni (30), Lucy mumbi (18), and Margaret Wanja (15) — and two grandchildren — Jackline Wambui (7) and Alvin Kiarie (3) — were all burned to death early Sunday morning when the house they were sleeping in was set on fire by unknown people.
The cause for the arson attack is still unknown, according to Murang’a County Police Commander Ali Nuno, but inquiries point to a family feud. Ms Alice Nyambura, Ms Njoroge’s sister, is in detention and being probed, according to him. “We’ve enlisted the help of the DCI’s homicide and forensics departments as we begin our investigations. We have one guy in custody who is supporting us with our investigations “Mr. Nuno explained.
According to preliminary investigations, the arsonists locked the house from the outside, doused it with gasoline, and set it ablaze at 1 a.m. on Sunday. The people were awoken by the inferno’s loud screams and thick smoke, but their efforts to put out the fire were unsuccessful due to the strength of the flames. Mr Ndung’u Wakahungu claims that the suspect in police custody had an argument with Ms Njoroge, whose children she claimed had stolen her phone, and that the situation developed into a fight that was resolved at Kabati Police Station.
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