Three people have been reported dead after two separate fire incidents occurred in  Lungalunga and Umoja areas in Nairobi on Wednesday evening.

18 year old Alice Murunga’s body was discovered in Umoja two area long after the fire broke out from her house in the residential apartment complex.

It is suspected that the fire may have started from the girl’s bedroom and was not immediately found out causing the girl to sustain severe injuries and finally meeting her death.

The body has,  since it’s recovery, been moved to the Mama Lucy morgue awaiting an autopsy to establish the cause of death.

Similarly a second fire incident was reported in Lungalunga area in Jamaica village.

It is reported that about 40 iron sheet-made houses were burnt down and properties of unknown value destroyed.

The fire is said to have started at 11 at night but was contained by residents preventing it from spreading further.

Police however say the 11 pm incident claimed two lives 37 and 38 year old men who upon retrieval had been burnt beyond recognition.

The two Men have since been identified as Christopher Kariuki 37 and Samuel Oyugi 38.

The bodies have been moved to the mortuary pending autopsy as police commence their investigation on the matter.

Police in charge of probe say they are investigating the incidents with an aim of establishing the cause of both fires that have claimed three lives saying that the two incidents have left a huge dent in the communities.

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei said the planned autopsy will give an account of the events that caused the fires and also establish the cause of death for all victims.

He however pleaded with residents to remain calm as they look into the matter saying once the problem is discovered, they will be in a position to prevent more incidents.

“Our teams are on the ground to investigate the deaths. It is painful to lose such lives in such circumstances,” he said.


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