The Directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) in Trans Nzoia county have commenced investigations into the burning of Endebess legislators Robert Pukose’s car a few minutes after it was parked.
According to the driver, Amos Maragach, it is that he parked the car in the wee hours of the morning and proceeded to change his clothes only to find the car a Toyota Hilux Double Cabin up in flames.
“I had parked the car at the usual car park after my morning errands and went to my house a few metres from the MPs residence and was shocked to see the double cabin in flames,” Maragach said
On asked if anybody was around, Maragach says that it was raining heavily and was shocked to see the car he had parked a few moments ago going up in flames.
“I was surprised to see the car burning while it is raining, I am wondering what could have transpired as it has burned to a shell,” Maragach said.
Area sub county police commander Selassio Muriithi has confirmed the incident, saying they had commenced investigations over the issue.
“We received the report from the driver and visited the scene to ascertain what transpired and true we found the shell of the car with smoke smouldering from it,” Muriithi said.
Pukose has since ruled out outside interference, calling on locals to remain calm, asking police to undertake their investigations to unearth the cause of the fire.
“Let’s remain calm and give the relevant authorities time to do their investigations and stop speculating on what could have transpired,” Pukose said.
For now the vehicle has been towed to Endebess police station for further investigations with police promising not to leave any stone unturned.