Student dies, 5 others injured in dormitory fire

A Form Three student died after fire consumed a dormitory at Bahati PCEA Girls in Nakuru County on Saturday.

Five other students sustained injuries and property of unknown value destroyed

The perished student was allegedly in the dormitory when the incident occurred.

The Ministry of Education and the Chairperson of Board of Management Francis Mbugua dismissed claims that the deceased student burnt to death.

Mbugua said the student suffocated due to smoke.

The school management could not explain what the deceased student was doing in the dormitory alone while others went back to class for preps.

“We also wonder what the student was doing alone in the dormitory investigations are underway and will find out,” said Mbugua.

Area Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri asked the Ministry of Education to assist the school so that it can resume learning activities.

He said his office will channel Sh2 million next week towards assisting the school.

Bahati DCC Mutua Kisilu called on parents to stay calm as investigating officer work to establish what caused the fire.

Rift Valley Educational Director John Ololtuaa said the school will not be closed as the administration has informed them that there are no enough facilities to host students who were residing in the burnt dormitory.

“The school is in a position to provide for the affected girls and learning will continue,” said Ololtuaa.

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