Fire outbreaks in schools have become enormous in Kenya with the latest being Maranda High school in Siaya County and Nambale Boys High School in Busia County.
In Maranda, a 200 student capacity twin dormitory was on Sunday razed down following a mysterious fire.
After Maranda was Mwala Girls School in Machakos County. The School was allegedly torched down in the morning hours of November 8, 2021.
By the time the fire fighters arrived, lots of property had already been damaged in Maranda’s twin dormitory as the huge fire engulfed the building.
“ We went to put out the fire in order to save some of the students properties” said Maranda’s Principal Edwin Namachanja.
In Machakos, authorities said a dormitory at Mwala Girls Secondary went up in flames on Monday morning destroying property of unknown value.
The fire started when the students were in class for their morning studies.
Mwala sub county police commander Damaris Mutanu said no casualty was reported.
On Saturday, a similar incident was reported at Kakamega High School days after another one at Buru Buru Girls school in Nairobi was reported.
Kakamega High School Principal Gerald Orina, said the fire was put out by fire brigade from Kakamega County.
“The teachers on duty had already put the students in class and immediately after at 5.45 am, we saw some fire in the dormitories. We went to put out the fire in order to save some of the students’ properties,” Orina said.
Other schools which have experienced fires in the past weeks are Chavakali Boys in Vihiga and Kanjuri High School in Nyeri.
Last week, the government directed all school heads to release students for half-term on November 19 to 23, 2021, following the increasing fire incidents in schools.