KNA The office of the Assistant County Commissioner and three rooms housing a police officer in Kinare Village Lari sub-county were this morning burnt down.
Detectives from Lari Sub-County have already launched investigations to determine the source of fire that burnt the block of four units one office used by the Assistant County Commissioner and three housed police officers.
The Deputy Commissioner Lari Agnes Karoki confirmed the incident and revealed that nobody lost life as a result of the fire, as the neighbors were quick to save one police officer who was sleeping in one of the rooms after returning from a night patrol.
“It is true I have confirmed there was a fire outbreak in this office this morning but no one was injured and even the officer who was living here was not injured and he is safe,” Karoki confirmed.
The DCC thanked members of the public who showed up in large numbers, for their quick response and hurriedly putting out the fire averting further damage.
Karoki said documents from the ACC’s office and some furniture were also salvaged adding that the ACC will continue to serve locals from the same facility.
“I am very grateful to the people here for their efforts to respond immediately and help to put out the fire before further damage,” the deputy commissioner added.
The villagers have however urged their local leaders to jointly work with the government and rehabilitate the station, many of whom emphasized its importance in strengthening the area’s security.
“We are asking our MP to use the emergency fund in the CDF kitty to renovate this building as soon as he can as this centre helps us to put away thugs who terrorized us a lot especially at night,” said Titus Kiratu one of the residents