Kakamega High students to pay Ksh21M for burning school dormitory

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 11 Nov, 2021 18:47 | < 1 min read
Kakamega High School dormitory on fire. PHOTO?COURTESY

The school administration of Kakamega High has released the amount of fees students should pay for the damages incurred after fire burned down a dormitory in the school.

The institution's Principal George Orina also released reporting dates for students ahead of the resumption of learning after they were sent home on a short break.

In a Thursday, November 11 notice to parents and guardians of students, the school said Ksh 21.6 million is needed as the cost of meeting the expenses of damages incurred.

"The grand total of the damages is Ksh21,611,360. Divided by the total number of students which is 2200," the school said in the notice, detailing why each student should pay Ksh9,823 as costs for damages.

The institution said that as per the Ministry of Transport Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works report on the burnt dormitory, the Bill of Quantities done as per assessment stands at Ksh 12,185,540.

"The cost of the CCTV installation in the buildings is estimated at Ksh 695, 429 while the cost of 280 double-decker beds is Ksh4,194,400," the notice stated.

A total of ksh4,536,000 was estimated as the cost of items belonging to the 560 students whose dormitory burnt down.

Form 4s are to report on November 15, followed by Form 1s on November 21, Form 2s on November 23 and Form 3s on November 25.

"All outstanding fees and arrears up to the second term, 2021 must be cleared in full. Avail all the bank slips on opening day," the notice read, reiterating that the cost of damages must be paid in full on reporting day.