The Star (Nairobi)

4 June 2012

Kenya: Two-Year-Old Burns to Death in Mukuru Kayaba

A two-year-old was burnt beyond recognition when a fire razed down a house he had been left in by his parents on Sunday night in Mukuru Kayaba slums. The fire suspected to have been caused by sparks caused by an illegal connection of electricity to slums houses razed down about ten structures in the slum.

"A fire erupted in Kayaba slums destroying ten rooms made of iron sheets and timber. Unfortunately, a two year old baby boy was burnt to death. We suspect the fire emanated from illegal and unprofessional electricity connection," Nairobi Police boss Anthony Kibuchi said.

Meanwhile, a body of a middle aged man was found at Dagoretti stage with gunshot wounds. Police were called to Waithaka stage in Dagoretti by resident who found the man's body with bullets wounds tom the chest. Police suspect that the victim was killed elsewhere and his body dumped at the stage. In another incident, seven men were on Sunday night arrested by police and detained at Langata Police station after they were found idling and chewing at the Wilson Airport.

The men who were initially suspected to be terrorists because of walking around the busy airport and looking at buildings and planes were arrested by security agents, locked up at the Wilson airport police station before being transferred to Langata police station. They were yesterday morning interrogated by Anti Terrorism Police Unit detectives who then left the the case to Langata police station detectives after establishing that they posed no terror threat to the country.

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