Kakamega High School dormitory burnt in morning fire
At least two dormitories were burnt down at Kakamega High School in a morning fire incident on Saturday.
The fire started shortly after students settled for morning preps around 6 am, razing 500-capacity dormitories. No casualty was reported.
“I am appealing to parents to remain calm as we investigate the cause of the fire,” Kakamega High Principal Gerald Orina said.
Following the incident, Police in Kakamega have launched investigation into the cause of the fire that left property destroyed.
“We gathered that the suspects stepped out of their classrooms at about 5.30 am then a dorm went ablaze soon after “, Kakamega County Police Commander Hassan Barua told the Standard Newspaper.
The Kakamega fire comes in the wake of a series of arson cases reported in various schools in recent weeks.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Education announced that all learners proceed on a four-day mid-term break to ease them of pressure.
The break will begin on November 19 and end on November 23, 2021