A dormitory belonging to Moi Gesusu High School in Kisii, southwestern Kenya, went up in flames on Tuesday night.
The four-storey building caught fire when the students were in class for prep.
No injury or casualty was reported.
The newly constructed building housed more than 800 students, burnt to ashes devastating bedding and students’ personal property.
“The fire broke around 7pm when the students were in class for preps. We want the parents to be assured that all the students are safe,” said the school’s Principal, Lukas Matiko.
Mr. Matiko told journalists there are established plans to provide the affected students with bedding.
The cause of the fire is yet to be established, but an investigation has been launched.
Three students who were found missing from their classrooms are under investigation. One of them is still on the run.
“We are currently talking to one student who had skipped the evening preps class to see if we can get any leads on the cause of the incident,” stated Mr Matiko.