FIRE

[PHOTOS] DG Kananu visits Ofafa Jericho school after night fire

25 students remain admitted in various hospitals.

In Summary

•Kananu who was accompanied by other officials from the County Government of Nairobi commended the team that coordinated the containment efforts.

•The DG noted that 25 students remain admitted in various hospitals in stable condition, and they expected them to be discharged anytime soon.

Nairobi Deputy Governor Anne Kananu on Tuesday visited Ofafa Jericho High School following Monday night's fire that razed a dormitory.

Kananu who was accompanied by other officials from the County Government of Nairobi commended the team that coordinated the containment efforts.

"The fire brigade responded within five minutes which was a good thing and it helped reduce the damage," she said.

The DG noted that 25 students remain admitted in various hospitals in stable condition, and they expected them to be discharged soon.

What remains of a dormitory that burned down at Ofafa Jericho High school.
What remains of a dormitory that burned down at Ofafa Jericho High school.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The students were admitted after smoke inhalation and no injuries were reported.

Kananu said that the county government will support the school with blankets, mattresses and foodstuff.

The fire that started at around 7pm destroyed beddings and other personal effects belonging to students.

According to the school Principal Mathew Linge, the affected dormitory housed around 15 students.

Nairobi County Deputy Governor Anne Kananu when she visited a dormitory that burned down at Ofafa Jericho High school on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
Nairobi County Deputy Governor Anne Kananu when she visited a dormitory that burned down at Ofafa Jericho High school on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

On Tuesday the school was closed down and students sent home to allow for investigations into the cause of the fire.

"Form fours will come back on Friday and the other classes on Monday. We wanted the tension to go down first, some of them were traumatised and we felt the need to give them some break," Linge said.

The principal added that four students have been identified as the main suspects and action will be taken against them