2 boys found dead at Gachagi slum in Thika

Two male children aged 13 and 5 died in a house fire as mother goes to drink.

Two boys aged 13 and 5 years on Friday 23rd October perished at Gachagi Slum in Thika when the house they were in caught fire at around 11pm.

The neighbors narrated that the mother, who is an alcoholic, had locked the two boys from outside before leaving to drink.

It is suspected that a candle that was left on as the two innocent children went to bed may have been the cause of the fire.

The neighbours say that by the time they realised that the house was on fire it had gone out of hand.

Both of them seemed to have suffocated to death as they attempted to break out of the locked door before being consumed by the fire.

By the time neighbours traced the mother, she was too drunk to understand what had happened.

The bodies of the deceased have been taken to General Kago Road Funeral Home.