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Two injured, property worth millions destroyed by fire

By James Omoro | Published Sun, January 7th 2018 at 00:00, Updated January 6th 2018 at 19:15 GMT +3
Homa Bay MCAs Joan Ogada of Kojwach ward, Michael Nyang’i (Kochia ward) and Charles Awino (Gem East ward) asses damage caused by fire in Homa Bay town on January 6, 2017. Two people were injured while property worth millions of shillings were destroyed by fire in the town. BY JAMES OMORO.

Two people were injured and property worth millions of shillings destroyed when a fire broke out in Homa Bay town.

 Elvin Atieno, 21, and her one-year-old daughter sustained burns and were rushed to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital.

The fire burnt down 15 business premises after efforts by residents to put it out failed. A trader, Sophie Achieng’, said the fire razed her goods worth Sh2 million.

“The fire burnt my entire store of goods comprising furniture equipment and other items. The incident has caused more trouble in my family after injuring my daughter and grandchild,” said Achieng’.

 MCAs Joan Ogada of Kojwach ward, Michael Nyang’i (Kochia) and Charles Awino (Gem East) promised to create legislation that will cushion the residents against losses caused by fire.


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