Slum fire leaves one person dead in Lang’ata

January 17, 2017 10:02 am
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The midnight incident saw a large section of the slum razed, according to police, leaving hundreds of residents homeless/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17- One person died Monday night when fire broke out in Kismayu slum in Lang’ata Constituency.

The midnight incident saw a large section of the slum razed according to police, leaving hundreds of residents homeless.

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  • Even though the response by police and the fire-fighters was quick, police lament that they were unable to access the slum easily due to narrow routes heading to the affected area.

Already, a file has been opened at the Lang’ata Police station in a bid to establish the cause of the fire, though investigators suspect it could have been caused by illegal electricity connections.

Even though the response by police and the fire-fighters was quick, police lament that they were unable to access the slum easily due to narrow routes heading to the affected area.

“The place is too congested for the fire engines,” a senior officer who spoke to Capital FM News said.

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