Alarm as students go on rampage in three Nyanza schools

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 3 Dec, 2021 10:09 | 2 mins read

Learning operations at three schools in Nyanza were on Thursday, December 2, affected after students allegedly went on rampage.

A dormitory was burnt to ashes at Itibo Boys High School which is located in Marani Sub County, Kitutu Chache North in Kisii County.

It remains unclear the main cause of the fire was even as sources indicated that students had threatened to go on rampage.

This comes at a time when the school has been recording an improvement in its performance in the last three years.

Still in Marani, Kitutu Chache North in Kisii County, a dormitory at Kenyoro Mixed Day and Boarding School was also burnt to ashes.

In a police report seen by K24 Digital, the school principal identified as Simon Kipng’etich Yengoni told officers attached to Kegogi Police Station that the fire was spreading quickly.

“Officers drawn from the station together with Kisii County Disaster Management Team rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire which had destroyed the dormitory that houses 58 students,” the report read in part.

According to the report, property of unknown value which belonged to the students were reduced to ashes as nothing was salvaged.

Luckily, there were no casualties reported in the fire incident which took place at night.

“All students assembled at the parade ground and were addressed by Patrick Murira who is the police boss in Marani and Sub- County officials from the Ministry of Education who asked them to be calm,” the report further read.

Yengoni said that already the form four students whose dormitory had been affected were accommodated in a separate room.

The scene was well-documented and investigations by officers drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) commenced to establish the main cause of the fire.

Meanwhile, all the Form Four students at Maranda High School were on Thursday sent home indefinitely for allegedly refusing to write mock examinations even going ahead to try burn down a dormitory at the school.

Nelson Sifuna who is the Siaya Education boss said that the 400 students were asked to leave the institution.

“The internal mock examinations, which were scheduled for Monday, December 6, have since been postponed,” he said.