Fire, whose source is unknown, razed down a dormitory belonging to Chemasiri Mixed Secondary School in Teso North Sub-County, western Kenya.
Property of high value was devastated in the Friday morning inferno, and 110 students have been left with no place to sleep.
“It was around 8.00 am when the students had settled for examinations when a support staff informed the school administration that the dormitory was in flames, we rushed there but were not able to rescue anything because the fire was overwhelming,” reiterated the school principal Fred Asievuka.
Mr Asievuka pleaded with the local leaders to support the school during this time of need to ensure the learning process is not interfered with.
“On behalf of the Board of Management, I am appealing to all well-wishers, especially the local stakeholders like the Governor, Women Representative, area MP and MCA to assist the students so that they can continue with their normal life,” he said.
The incident came barely a month after a Nairobi’s highway secondary school dormitory went up in flames.
The fire broke out at its four-storey building, destroying the entire top floor. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Earlier, fire razed down Olkejiado Boys High school’s dormitory. About eighty students’ bedding and personal effects were destroyed in the fierce inferno. The school is located in Kajiado County, south of Nairobi.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.