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Five family members killed in Kenya overnight smoke

A Family of five has been reported dead. A Kenyan couple with three children were found dead in their house on Saturday Morning.

Reports have it that they died due to inhalation of Carbon (II) oxide.

The Head of the Family earns a living by selling boiled maize in the area.

Ruiru Divisional Police Commander, Phineas Ringera confirming the incident said the Family died due to exposure to the Carbon (II) oxide produced from the boiled maize which was left on fire over night.

“We believe he lit the jiko (cooker) and left his maize to boil overnight exposing the family to the carbon monoxide which suffocated them.

“They all died,’’ Ringera said

He added that the Police believed the victims, including the three children aged three months, six, and eight years respectively, inhaled the poisonous gas that killed them.

Ringera said that an autopsy is planned to identify the exact cause of death.

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