Murimanjoo village residents in Meru are mourning after reports of four people who perished in a house inferno. The four, a couple and their two children, were burnt beyond recognition in the tragedy.
They were identified as Eric Guantai, 41, his wife Caroline Gakii, 36, and their two boys Masters Tony Mwenda and Christian Karani. A witness said they heard screams minutes before 4:00 am which forced them to rush to the compound.
“We heard screams coming from this homestead and rushed here. The fire was furious due to the wind blowing in the night hence we had a difficult time rescuing them,” George Mutwori said.
Nothing was salvaged from the house. Police took the bodies to Consolata Mission Hospital mortuary.