In a heart-wrenching incident, a seven-year-old boy lost his life in a devastating fire that swept through homes in the Villa area of Nairobi.
The boy, who was sleeping when the fire broke out on Tuesday morning, was discovered lifeless long after the flames had been extinguished.
His body was discovered long after the fire had been contained, police said.
Approximately 20 structures were razed in the fire, leaving numerous families homeless.
Police arrived at the scene minutes later and moved the body to the mortuary pending autopsy and other probes.
Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei said they are yet to establish the cause of the fire
Meanwhile, a distressing case emerged in Kayole, where a four-year-old girl tragically lost her life.
The parents reported the girl collapsing and dying in their home on Tuesday morning.
Law enforcement officials noted visible injuries on the girl’s head, legs, and private parts, sparking suspicions of foul play.
An autopsy, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, is expected to shed more light on the circumstances surrounding her death.
The suspects, the girl’s parents, were apprehended and are under investigation for a possible murder.
Police handling the case said they suspect the girl was defiled and that they will know more on the same after an autopsy.
Additionally, the authorities are grappling with a surge in suicide cases in the regions of Murang’a and Kiambu.
In Gatitu village, Murang’a, a 23-year-old man named Kelvin Mburu was found hanging from the rafters of his house, the motive behind his tragic act remaining unknown.
In a separate incident in Muthithi Garden, Kiambu, a 58-year-old man, Charles Maina Wambugu, took his own life by hanging in a school compound.