Police officers in Tana River County are investigating the cause of a fire that on Thursday, September 30 burnt down the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) offices in Garsen police station.
A police report seen by K24 Digital revealed that the fire completely burnt down the office, destroying important documents and files.
The matter was reported at midnight by an officer identified as James Ng’ang’a who is stationed at the Sub-County police headquarters.
“Police officers drawn from regular police and detectives visited the scene which is located about 7 KM South of the station and established that the timber wall was on fire,” the report read in part.
The source further revealed that the fire spread to a nearby building built and efforts to keep it off did not bear any fruits.
Police officers at the station worked round the clock with the aim of stopping the fire from spreading further however they did not manage to put off the fire that completely burnt down the offices.
“Officers who live near the office tried to extinguish the fire using nearby tap water and other means in vain. The office block was completely destroyed by the inferno and nothing was salvaged,” the report stated.
The office block was completely destroyed by the inferno and nothing was salvaged from the office.
Police believe that the fire started on the southern part of the office block and vital documents and other items were reduced to ashes. However, nobody was injured in the deadly incident.
A police source who spoke to K24 Digital in confidence said that they suspected the fire was started by someone.
The source ruled out that the fire might have been caused by an electric fault.
“From the look of things the fire was as a result of an arson attack, we are trying to find out what was the motive,” he said.