Last night at about 2 am, fire started at the building that hosts Kitui county finance office, the county records office, and directorate of economic planning.
The county fire brigade moved in and contained the fire. We are yet to establish the full extent of the damage.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations have secured the scene and I urge speedy investigations into the cause of the fire.
Her Excellency Governor, who is out of the country on official duties, has been briefed on the incident.
She will issue a further statement on this unfortunate incident later today.
We urge our staff and all citizens of kitui to remain calm and not speculate as the investigating agencies get to the bottom of this.
Dr. Wathe Nzau
Deputy Governor, Kitui County