Three Houses Torched In Uasin Gishu County

Police in Uasin Gishu County are probing an incident where a house was torched by suspected arsonists.

County Commander Ayub Gitonga said the incident happened at Chagaiya area.

“We received reports of the suspected arson attack late into the night. The said suspects attacked the home over unknown reasons and set a house on fire before fleeing the scene,” Gitonga said.

The owner of the house was asleep at the time. Police said, the victims of the attack were lucky to escape the death trap.

“The owner woke up to a rude shock. There were flames all over. They broke the door and scampered for safety,” a resident told Citizen Digital.

The incident comes barely three days after two houses were torched in the same area.

Residents have called on the authorities to help bring to an end the arson spree.

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