Renowned Kenyan Political Analyst Prof Mutahi Ngunyi is counting loses after his Runda home went up in flames on Tuesday night.

According to Prof Ngunyi, the house caught flames at around 1:45am.

News of the fire was first broken by blogger Dennis Itumbi who urged city fire brigade to rush to the scene.

“Dear Fire Brigade, please rush and save @MutahiNgunyi Runda House from FIRE. @NMS_Kenya quick action for a guy who supports you if nothing else. Hope the man is safe and family OK. Other than the tweet, I can only pray that you suffer the least damage and be safe!” he tweeted.

File image of Political Analyst Prof Mutahi Ngunyi. [Photo: Courtesy]

While the cause of the inferno is yet to be established, the Prof appeared to suggest that it may be linked to his recent pronouncements on the Kiambaa by-election

“My fren @OleItumbi my house in Runda for 27 years went on fire at 1.45 am. You told the Hustlers at 2.01 am. About 16 minutes later. That is after I talked about Kiambaa violence of 2008 on 5th Estate. Here is a better picture than the one you posted. Enjoy,” he tweeted.

Responding to the Prof, blogger Itumbi noted that he does not rejoice in other people’s sufferings.

“I note the attempt to tie in mischief, but I ignore. If you ever witness/suffer such tragedy, text real time if you can, I will tweet before the 16th minute. Not withstanding what you have talked about hours before. Btw, it takes courage to market your channel, at such moments!” he said.

According to Prof Ngunyi, he had lived in the house for 27 years.