Kabianga School Closed Indefinitely After Dormitory Fire
More than 1,500 students were sent home in the incident that transpired Thursday night
The acting Kericho county commissioner Jamleck Mbuba said they were compelled to take that step after a group of students rebelled and caused panic in the school.
The episode took place just after a fire outbreak on Sunday where property approximated to be worth Ksh 15 million was destroyed after “Nairobi” dormitory was allegedly burnt down by four students.
Linens and personal belongings of 394 students were ravaged in the event.
The four students were arrested and arraigned in Kericho law court.
Kericho Senator Charles Keter visited the school on Sunday and said he had communicated with education Principal Secretary Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang and a team of quality assurance officers who promised to tour the newly upgraded national school so as to quell the pressing issues facing the school.
The Senator had contributed Ksh 500,000 to cater for new beddings and other personal items for the victims in the Sunday’s fire incident while area MP Erick Keter donated a further Ksh 300,000.
Problems such as dwindling education standards, lack of consideration of the students and overcrowding are some of the issues the students raised concern on.
There have also been allegations of insubordination by the teachers in the school.
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