Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has fired at students of Kakamega High School for reportedly setting ablaze one of the dormitories.
On Saturday, November 6, the country woke up to the news of the fire at the learning institution in the recent wave of nationwide school's unrest.
Rebuking the incident, Khalwale who is a parent at the institution registered his disappointment in the students of Kakamega High School.
"The so-called students at Kakamega High School, have set our iconic Alma Marta on fire! As a current parent at this school, I am, to say the least ashamed. Idiots!" Khalwale said.
The school’s principal, Gerald Orina told K24 Digital that the fire began a few minutes before 6 AM when the students were already in class for their dawn studies.
“Today morning at 5:45 Am, immediately after the boarding master and teacher on duty put the students in class, we saw some fire from the dormitory,” Orina said.
The principal said that no fatality was incurred and the students are calm within the school.
He, however, noted that most of the students’ properties have been burnt as they were unable to put off the fire as quickly as possible.
“All the students are in school and nobody has been injured. I, therefore urge the parents to be calm as we go through this,” Orina added.
He said that though they have not yet established the cause of the inferno, investigations are currently ongoing.
Parents who arrived at the school following the incident also confirmed that there were no fatalities from the fire. They urged parents back at home to remain calm as they wait for the school’s directive.
“All the children are safe, we have talked to them in their respective classes. You (parent) should remain calm as you will be informed about the results of the investigations,” David Wawira Wandaki, a parent and a class rep at the school said.