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Houses, businesses razed in Mukuru-Hazina slum fire

Sunday February 10 2019
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The aftermath of a fire at Nairobi's Mukuru-Hazina slum on the night of February 9, 2019. PHOTO | SAMMY KIMATU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By SAMMY KIMATU

A fire razed four houses, business premises and four shanties at Nairobi’s Mukuru-Hazina slum on Saturday night.

Victim Boniface Ndungi, 44, said it started at a shop neighbouring his and that it was fanned by strong winds.

Dennis Ondiek, 32, said he had been watching television when smoke engulfed his entire house.

“The smoke engulfed my house. Fortunately, I managed to save my two children, “ he said.

Makadara Sub-county Administration Police boss John Macharia said on Sunday that the cause had not yet been established but that investigations were on.

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The aftermath of a fire at Nairobi's Mukuru-Hazina slum on the night of February 9, 2019. PHOTO | SAMMY KIMATU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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