Two children killed in city slum fire, mother hospitalised

Two children were burnt to death while their mother is hospitalised after a fire broke out at Shauri Moyo, Nairobi.

Anthony Wambua, 5, and Willy Mutua, 2, were sleeping on Monday at their home in Jua Kali slums when the fire broke out at 7.30 pm, consuming 10 structures.

Nairobi County Police Commander Japhet Koome said the fire was put out by the City County fire brigade but not before it burnt several people.

“The woman is out of danger,” Mr Koome said, adding that the bodies of the two children had been taken to the City Mortuary.

In Dagoretti, police are holding a man who allegedly stabbed another to death in a bar brawl.

MAN STABBED

The man stabbed Mr Eric Ndungi in his left thigh and abdomen.

Residents of Gachui arrested the assailant and took him to Dagoretti Police Station.

The victim was taken to Kikuyu Mission Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Elsewhere, police are investigating their colleague following the disappearance of Lunga Lunga Police Station’s Occurrence Book (OB).

The book disappeared after an unknown person switched off power behind the report office on June 3.

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