The incident, which happened in Mashuuru, Kajiado County, claimed the lives of a mother and her four children.

A police report indicates that the bodies retrieved showed there were four females and one male, although they could not be identified.

County emergency response team could not arrive at the scene on time owing to the distance and the condition of the road.

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Efforts by the neighbours to put out the fire and save the family were also futile. Neighbours blamed the County Government of Kajiado for not responding to fire emergencies with the seriousness it deserves, calling on Governor Joseph ole Lenku to fund and re-organize the fire department.

Police who arrived at the scene stated that investigations into the cause of the fire had commenced.

The incident comes barely a day after a police officer based in Siaya County burned to death inside his house.

Police suspected the Administration Police officer died after setting himself on fire inside his house. The fire also razed down adjacent houses that accommodate other officers attached to Siaya AP Camp.

Reports indicated that the body of the officer was burnt beyond recognition even as detectives suspect it was a suicide case.

Sourced from Kenyans

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