500 students spend night in the cold after dormitory burns down


File image of house on fire
File image of house on fire

Five hundred male students of Kongoi Secondary School in Kuresoi North Sub-county of Nakuru County reportedly spent the night in cold after four dormitories constructed using timber were reduced to ashes by a huge fire.

Confirming the 6pm incident, Kuresoi North MP Moses Cheboi called on Kenya Power and Lighting Company officers to immediately launch investigations to unearth the cause of the fire that saw all property belonging to the students razed down.

The Kanu legislator also appealed to well wishers to assist the affected students to ensure they resume classes as soon as possible.

The School Principal, Geoffrey Koech, who was present at the scene, also called on well wishers to assist the school.

A source at the school told Citizen Digital that the other four dormitories housing girls in the school were not burned down.

Elsewhere, more than 180 students at Simotwo High School in Keiyo South, Elgeyo Marakwet County have been forced to spend their night in the cold after fire gutted down their dormitory on Monday evening.

Speaking at the school shortly after the fire had been put off, the school principal, David Lagat, said the 6:30pm incident occurred while the students were taking their supper, adding that nothing was rescued from the inferno.

“The dormitory is down and nothing has been salvaged, all the property belonging to the students has gone with the fire but no one was injured,” he noted.

Area MCA and County assembly Majority leader, Wilson Kipketer Boit, assured the residents and parents that the county government together with the school management would discuss the way forward and provide aid to the boys who have had their belongings consumed by the fire

The dormitory, nicknamed ‘Tingwa’ housed mostly Form Two students and some Form One students.

The source of the fire has not yet been established.

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