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December 17, 2018

School unrest: St Stephens Menara Boys' dormitory razed

A dormitory is destroyed in a night fire at St Stephens Menara Boys'High School in Muhoroni sub-county, Kisumu county, July 11, 2018. /FAITH MATETE
A dormitory is destroyed in a night fire at St Stephens Menara Boys'High School in Muhoroni sub-county, Kisumu county, July 11, 2018. /FAITH MATETE

A dormitory at St. Stephens Menara Boys in Muhoroni sub-county, Kisumu has been razed down.

The dorm -Hellen Bolo- was housing both form one and two students.

Area OCPD Mohammed Jarso said the fire started around 5.20 pm.

He said one of the teachers noticed smoke coming out of the dorm and raised an alarm but attempts to salvage students property were futile as it had already spread.

"One dorm was totally burnt down during the fire incident but we thank God there were no casualties," added the OCPD.

He told the Star that the cause of the fire is yet to be known.

Hours later another fire was reported at a neighbouring school, St Augustine Kandege.

Mohammed said they managed to put off the fire before spreading and only four beds were burnt.

"We have already launched investigations into this two incidences to find out the cause, "he added.

Nyanza region has recorded the highest number of school fires since a wave of unrests started a week ago.

At least 17 schools have been hit by student unrest in the last nine days alone as parents stare grimly at yet another round of disruptive juvenile arson

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