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.

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

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