Fire guts down a school dorm
There is a state of panic at Karia Boys secondary school in Kirinyaga County after fire broke out in one of the dormitories this morning .
The students were reportedly attending a Sunday service within the school when the fire broke out at about 8.30 am .
According to reliable sources, an outsider was spotted within the school fence handing over a plastic container to one of the students before the 86 bed capacity dormitory exploded into fire.
The local County Fire Brigade was alerted and rushed to the scene immediately before the raging inferno spread to the next dormitory .
“Although the fire was contained on time , it destroyed 30 beds complete with the beddings and 30 boxes which was the property of the students, “the source told Mt Kenya News later.
Police were also called in and have since launched their investigations with hints that they were already zeroing in on the suspected student was torched the facility .
A one ,litter plastic bottle containing some petrol has also been recovered from the scene .
The incident comes barely two weeks after schools reopened after students remained home for about nine months following the corona pandemic.
The outbreak of the pandemic forced the government to order for the premature closure of the schools in March last year to avert the rapid spreads of the virus .
This is also the time Form Four students are busy preparing for their KCSE examination towards March this year hence the prevailing panicky situation at the school.