Six Family Members Murdered Over 18 Acres of Land.
A family of six in Muranga County, Makenji village was on saturday night burnt to death in their family home. Reports indicate that the deceased were found piled in one corner of a room that was locked from outside. A suspected arsonist locked the brick house with the family members in it and lit the house after flooding it with petrol.
The neighbors were woken up by loud screams and thick smoke but were unsuccessful in their attempt to rescue the family. The family members included Mary Wangui ,60, her three children and two grandchildren who were unfortunately burnt beyond recognition.
Ms Margret Njora, a neighbor said they were woken up by the fire and took action immediately. Murang’a County Government fire brigade arrived but it was too late to save them.
It is a tragedy that a whole family has been wipe out . We leave it to God since it is painful to lose all those people at once. Said Ms Njora.
Murang’a County Police Commander, Mr Nuno who visited the scene said the family had been involved in a land dispute after the death of their father, Mr Joseph Njoroge 21yrs ago.
The homicide department of DCI has taken over the scene, gathering information to establish what happenned . Sid Mr Nuno.
The police commander added that one suspect connected with the family is in custody to help with the investigation.