Nairobi slum fire claims eight lives – PHOTOS
Eight people were on Friday night burnt to death in a fire incident in Silanga slums in Kibera, Nairobi.
The victims included a pregnant woman and a child who were trapped in the fire which locals say spread very quickly.
Ms Jane Auma, a resident, told Nairobi News that she was woken up by screams only to realise that some houses in the neighbourhood were on fire.
“I walked up and joined the people who tried to put off the fire. We were not lucky as we could not even save some of those who were trapped in the houses,” she said.
Another resident, Humphrey Michira, said that rescuers had a hard time trying to put out the fire.
He lamented the county government’s disaster management team slow response to disaster.
“It is time the county government improves its response team. Lives and property could have been saved today,” he said.