Embu man, 74, dies in house fire
A 74-year-old man died after his house caught fire at Gacage village in Embu East. Joanina Njoki said her husband Sebastian Mbaka was in the house on Tuesday when the inferno started. He was burnt beyond recognition. She said her husband died as she watched, as she could not help because of the raging fires. Njoki said she had just prepared supper for her husband after returning from a visit to her ailing son Francis Mugendi, 35. The son is hospitalised at the Embu Level Five Hospital. Mbaka decided to take supper at their bedroom, as she took supper to her four grandchildren. On coming back, she noticed smoke bellowing from the house. All property was destroyed.