Property of unknown value destroyed in dormitory fire

Property of unknown value destroyed in dormitory fire

Property of an unknown value was destroyed after a huge fire razed down a dormitory at Moi High School in Marsabit on Wednesday.

The fire reportedly started during the day when the students were attending class, making it difficult for the 108 students to salvage their property.

Marsabit Police Commander Ben Kogo said no one was injured in the inferno, which was contained before it spread to other buildings in the compound.

Mr Kogo added that the cause of the fire was still unknown, noting that police have launched investigations into the incident.

The school’s principal, Mrs Halima Adan, said the fire may have been caused by an electrical fault, a statement that was denied by KPLC officials who inspected the site.

Marsabit County Governor Ukur Yattani donated 110 mattresses, 110 blanket and 110 pair of bed sheets to the school to bed distributed to the affected students and encouraged them to focus on their education as authorities investigate the cause of the fire.

Hussein Harubu, the director of Kanacho Nomadic Education Foundation (KNEF), also donated 30 mattresses to the school and promised to reconstruct the dormitory and buy a new cooker for the school by next month.

By Ednah Wambui

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