Kisii County Offices On Fire

Kisii County Offices. Photo Courtesy
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Police in Kisii are investigating the cause of a fire that has left property worth millions of shillings burnt on Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire that razed down the Kisii County Assembly chambers was not instantly established.

The fire broke out leaving the Assembly gallery and the entire broadcasting section burnt down at a time when ward representatives were having a meeting with the Ombudsman team at Ufanisi Hotel in Kisii 

Firefighters from the devolved unit helped save property after managing to put out the fire.

Governor James Ongwae said “I have ordered for the Assembly to be sealed off. This is a big fire that needs serious investigations. I am requesting that we have experts to come and carry out investigations into this matter,”

Speaker David Kombo added “The whole assembly chambers is burnt. I do not know who or what caused it. I am informed by those who were here that electricity was not there since morning and when it came, that is when the fire might have started,”

Kombo has also urged relevant authorities to carry out a forensic inquiry on what caused the fire.

Kisii County Offices. Photo Courtesy

Firefighters from the devolved unit helped save property after managing to put out the fire.

He argued that “We do not have an assembly now. This is the wrong term when we have Covid-19, a time we need to discuss how to help our people curb coronavirus spread,”

“We will have to get expert advice on what happened,” the governor said as he commended the firefighting team for a quick response.

He said he had ordered the area cordoned for investigation purposes.

“We thank God that no injury has been reported. No documents have been burned,” said the county chief as he dispelled rumors that someone may have started the fire to destroy some documents crucial for the investigation.

Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

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