Detectives hunt for man caught on CCTV setting fire at Malik Heights

Malik Heights fire suspect on the run after police release CCTV footage

Malik Heights fire was caused by arson

Police are hunting for a man who was caught on CCTV camera believed to have set fire on vehicles at Malik Heights.

CCTV footage shows Abdirzak Yusuf Adow walking wearing a helmet to hide his identity at 8.30pm.

He is said to be a former broker at the business and was captured walking into the compound carrying a jerican believed to have contained fuel.

Adow then went to the parking area where he sprinkled the chemical and lit a fire before he ran away using the staircase.

The suspect is alleged to have been bitter with the business at the building where he was a broker.

Vehciles worth millions

Detectives who tracked the suspect’s home in Nairobi’s Eastleigh and Kileleshwa estates did not find him at home but told his family he is a wanted man.

Alhusnain Motors Limited told police they lost 69 vehicles worth Ksh600 million in the Monday night incident.

A spot check revealed high-end vehicles which include the latest models of Lexus, Toyota Prado and Mercedes Benz went up in flames.

Details have emerged that the 78 vehicles were not insured with the building suffering yet another security lapse of lacking a fire suppression system and smoke detectors that would have helped quell the severity of the fire that took firefighters more than three hours to contain.

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