Nairobi to support Moi Girls after fire tragedy – Sonko
Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, has mourned the death of seven Moi Girls High School, Nairobi students following a dawn inferno that razed down a dormitory.
It is reported that a dormitory christened Kabarnet, with a capacity of more than 300 students and hosting Form One students caught fire at around 2 am, an incident that saw property worth millions of shillings reduced to ashes and lives lost.
So far, Nairobi County Government has dispatched the health and disaster management officials to help in addressing the situation.
“My administration will provide psychosocial support to the students, parents and the larger school fraternity, and any other support that may be needed to help the community cope with this misfortune,” said Governor Sonko.
The cause of the fire still remains unknown as investigation into the matter continue.
The bodies of the deceased have so far been removed to Chiromo Mortuary for autopsy and DNA testing for identification since they were burnt beyond recognition.
The injured, who are more than 50, have been admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital and Nairobi Women’s Hospital, with close to 40 students having been treated and discharged.
The school has since been closed for two weeks to allow conclusive investigations.
Education CS, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, Governor Sonko, opposition leader Raila Odinga, former Nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi and Energy Cabinet Secretary, Charles Keter, were among leaders that visited the school.
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