Police officers have launched an investigation into a fire incident that left a mother and her three children burned to death inside their home in Manyatta, Kisumu East Sub County.

The arsonist is alleged to have closed the door from the outside before lighting fire to the Mabati structure with fuel around 2 a.m.

PHOTO | COURTESY destroyed building

Ten other surrounding houses were also burned, and the owners lost all their properties despite the Kisumu Fire Department's efforts to extinguish the fire.

This morning, distraught neighbors described the circumstances leading up to the horrible deed, claiming that they believed the tragedy was caused by a love triangle.

According to neighbours, the mother, a vegetable vendor at the neighbouring Nyamasaria market, was burned beyond recognition together with her three children.

According to reports, the man accused of committing the arson attempted to burn the woman inside her home last year.

 The Manyatta location chief, James Odondo, verified the incident, saying that the body of the deceased is at the JOOTRH mortuary awaiting a postmortem.