by Wanja Waweru
At St. Peters Boys High School in Mumias, Kakamega County, a section of a dormitory housing 90 pupils was completely destroyed by fire.
The fire was discovered on Sunday at exactly six o’clock in the evening, when the students were entering the dining hall for dinner.
According to school principal Chrisvenus Ueno, 90 children lost their personal belongings and bed linen in the fire, and there were no alleged injuries during the incident.
Before the fire spread to nearby buildings, Kakamega County government firefighters helped put it out.
According to Mr. Ueno, the source of the fire is still unknown.
“We don’t know if it was an electrical fault and it was deliberately started by a student. We are still investigating the cause of the fire,” Mr. Owino said.
He said the school had made arrangements to accommodate the affected students in other dormitories.
We have some extra mattresses and bunk beds to take care of 80 students. “We are still making arrangements for the remaining 10 learners,” Mr. Ueno said.
He said the incident would not disrupt learning for the affected students.