Two children, aged 3 and 7 years, were saved from a fire incident at Uthiru area, Kabete sub county, Kiambu county on Saturday morning.
The fire, which broke out in the children’s bedroom at around 8am was put out after 30 minutes when fire fighters from Nairobi responded.
According to the children’s mother, Ms Mary Wangari, who was in the kitchen when the incident happened, the children had not yet woken up.
She alerted neighbours who came in haste and saved them from the flames that had already started spreading into the living room.
While confirming the incident, area assistant chief Paul Kibara Gaitho said he was walking past the flats when he heard screams of people wailing for help. He rushed to the scene only to find a sorrowful Ms Wangari being comforted by neighbours.
“No one has been injured but the lady is counting heavy losses since the fire consumed everything in the bedroom. Right now we can’t establish exactly what caused the fire but we thank God everybody escaped unhurt,” he said.
Youths volunteered to clear the debris from the two-bedroom rented house in the flat’s first floor. They moved out burnt beds, mattresses, clothes and other belongings as they prepared to clean the charred house.
But what angered neighbours was the disappearance of Ms Wangari’s sub woofer that was saved from the flames. It got lost when the youths were moving out burnt items.
“This is only inflicting more pain on a person who has lost so much to the fire. How on earth would anyone imagine stealing from a woman who has being left with barely anything? It’s very shameful to make it more difficult for her to start life afresh,” said Euunice Wacuka, a neighbuor.