Four members of a family were burnt to death when their timber house caught fire on Sunday morning at Murimanjoo village in Kathera, Meru County.
Mr Eric Guantai, 41, his wife Caroline Gakii, 36, and their two boys Masters Tony Mwenda, 12, and Christian Karani were burnt beyond recognition when their house made of timber caught fire.
Their bodies were found huddled together in the parents’ bedroom in what appears as an attempt by them to rescue their children. A relative, Mr Robert Mwirigi, said they were woken up by screams at around 3.30am but were unable to put out the fierce fire.
“We tried to put it out using water but it was too fierce fuelled by the wind. By the time we retrieved them, they had died,” said Mr Mwirigi.