Uhuru to the Rescue of Family Ravaged by Deadly House Fire

A photo of Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui speaking to journalists his office on November 6, 2019.
  • The plight of a family whose three members perished in a house fire has caught the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta who has since intervened. 

    The Wednesday, July 14 night inferno left a mother and three children dead in Nakuru’s Subukia area. 

    In an act of goodwill, President Kenyatta – through Governor Lee Kinyanjui – donated Ksh 1 million to help the family rebuild their lives. 

    Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui speaking to journalists in his office on November 6, 2019.
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    The Head of State also sent a message of condolence to the family terming the incident as unfortunate.  

    The cause of the fire is still under investigations even as Nakuru Police commander Beatrice Kiraguri confirmed that two other children managed to escape. 

    “Two children aged 12 and 9 years were sleeping in a separate room when they were woken up by the fire. They unsuccessfully tried to wake up their mother and their other three siblings,†said Kiraguri. 

    This is not the first time that the President has stepped in to aid a family in despair. 

    Recently, he fulfilled a Kiambu grandmother’s wish after he donated two expectant cows that were delivered by Kiambu County Commissioner Wilson Wanyaga.  

    The granny and her daughter had initially posed for a photo with the President after a chance meeting with him. It was at this moment that she made clear her request to the President. 

    “At first I was scared to approach him as he had been surrounded by bodyguards,†stated the granny identified as Wanjiku. 

    “He, however, instructed us not to leave until we shared a conversation. When he finished touring the site, I went to him and shared my family’s plight,”. 

    The grandmother requested Uhuru to provide her family with a cow saying that it would help them cater to their needs.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (center) takes a photo with Eunice Wanjiku (far left) and her daughter Esther Nyambura (right) at a village in Gakoe, Kiambu County.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (center) takes a photo with Eunice Wanjiku (far left) and her daughter Esther Nyambura (right) at a village in Gakoe, Kiambu County.
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM