FIRE VICTIMS SUCCUMBS TO BURNS
By MARANGA MOSES.
Kisii August 21, 2020 ………Fire victims of inferno from ‘soko mjinga’ in Kisii Town ‘ Kisii county have succumbed.
Coroline Akinyi and her two children, one aged Eight and the other 4, died at Kisii Teaching Refferal hospital where they had sought for treatment after they got serious burns from an inferno allegedly occasioned by an electric fault.
Neighbours,however, accused the hospital’s administration for delays in attending to the victims at the emergency unit, thus leading to loss of life of the child.
Eye witnesses said they saw smoke bellowing out of Coroline Akinyi‘s house and dashed to answer to the distress call.
They fought the fierce fire and managed to get the mother and her two children out before rushing them to the hospital.
Later Kisii county disaster management personnel arrived and succeeded to contain the fire but not before it had consumed the entire house.
Beatrice Anamu,a neighbor narrated how the shocked residents and Good Samaritans resolved to put their lives at risk to retrieve the mother and her children from the burning house.
John Oyunge,a motorcyclist said he rushed to the scene only to learn that it was a customer’s house that s was on fire.
According to him, he used to ferry the victim , regularly from her business in town to her residence at ‘Soko Mjinga’.
He appealed to the county government to assist the family and the Kenya power company to audit electricity supply cables regularly to avoid similar incidents.
Walter Amunga urged the KTRH administration to up their outpatient unit response services to avert loss of lives during emergencies.
Mong’ina,a nother neighbor and who participated in the rescue exercise feared the degree of burns on the victims could be higher than initially estimated.