At least three people were killed in the Langata fire incident Sunday night.
Police say they fear the toll may increase as the search in the debris went on Monday morning.
“The bodies recovered are badly burnt. The search is ongoing,” said Lang’ata OCPD Elijah Maina.
National Disaster Management Unit Deputy Director Pius Masai said the search is being conducted by multi-agencies.
More 6,000 families were left homeless following the fire incident that broke out at Kijiji slums, Langata.
The families are camping at Ngei primary and this is threatening an outbreak of a disease because of lack of major amenities.
Officials plan a headcount to establish those missing and present. Efforts to contain the fire were thwarted by lack of accessibility to the site. Some fire engines also ran out of water. The issue of roads in slums has been thorny amid calls for opening up such routes to help in response in case of emergency.
The fire is said to have started from one of the affected structures at Kijiji area opposite Southlands before spreading fast to others.
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