Dormitory fire strikes Ringa Boys for the second time

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 10 Nov, 2021 11:03 | 2 mins read
The dormitory that got burnt at Ringa Boys on September 22, 2021. PHOTO/COURTESY

Students of Ringa Boys High School in Homaby County have for the second time in three months burnt down a dormitory in the school.

K24 Digital has established that the fire started in the wee hours of Wednesday, October 10 morning.

School principal Augustine Muma said that the fire razed down a dormitory known as Cardinal Otunga that houses form two students.

“The fire started in the wee hours of the morning but it has been put off,” he said.

Still, in September, a dormitory in the same school burnt to ashes as students were busy studying for preps in class.

On the September fire, nothing was salvaged from the dormitory that houses more than 200 students.

On Tuesday, November 9, a dormitory at Kiriti Girls’ High School in Mathioya was also up in flames however, locals swung into action and put off the fire.

An official at the school said that the fire was put off as soon as it started.
“Everyone is safe in school,” she said.

Drama was also witnessed at Mbale Boys’ High school in Vihiga County when students stopped a county fire engine from accessing the institution which was having a building in fire.

This is after the school administration alerted the county government of the fire in the school.

The country has in the recent past witnessed an increase in fire incidents and school unrest.

This has attracted condemnation from Religious leaders, political leaders and Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha.

The current school calendar has been overly stretched an effect that was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha alongside the leadership of school heads have already been summoned by the Senate over the wave of fires in schools.

The wave of fire in schools has been blamed on indiscipline, peer pressure, pressure on learners that have been caused by the current academic year.

A section of politicians and religious leaders have also called for corporal punishment to be reintroduced in schools.