It's yet another sad morning after waking up to the news of death of three children raised by a single father. The three children, 2 girls and a boy aged 4, 5 and 6 years lost their lives to fire on Tuesday evening in Elburgon area of Nakuru County. Their father had left the house to buy milk from a nearby shop but had left a charcoal jiko burning in one of the rooms. As he was away he received a call from a distressed neighbor that his house was on fire. He rushed back home and met the neighbours fighting the fire.
The father of three had been living together with his children since 2019 after they separated with his wife. Locals stated that he could leave the children one at night and go to work in a petrol station as a guard. Niko Sub County Police boss, Mwenda Muthamia, confirmed the incident stating that the fire started at around 6.30 p.m. He added that investigations have commence to establish the cause of the fire. The bodies of the three have been moved to Elburgon Sub County Hospital Mortuary.
The accident has taken place days after four family members including a mother and three children burnt to death after their house was destroyed by fire at Taru, Kinango Sub County. Police at the scene could not establish the cause of the fire but residents believed a candle might have caused the incident.
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