Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has offered a full scholarship to the only surviving child, Dan Ndung’u, of the family that perished in the Engineer town fire in Kinangop sub-county.
Ndung’u, a student at the Technical University of Kenya, lost three family members to a fire – both parents who were both teachers and a four-year-old brother.
“We heard a loud bang and suddenly a big fire erupted. The trio was in the house and efforts to rescue them failed as they were locked inside,” a resident Judy Nyambura was quoted saying by the Standard.
Residents could not salvage anything as the strong winds made it hard to put out the fire. Unfortunately, there was no source of water nearby.
“It is a shame that there is no fire fighting machine in the town despite the numerous fire incidents of late. We could have saved the lives of the three if there was one,” one of the residents of Engineer town, John Njoroge said.
The residents suspected that the fire was started by a leaking gas which they had used to cook that night.