Uriri students burn dormitory after they were allegedly barred from mingling with visiting girls

Fire incident at Kanga High School a year ago


Five students are nursing injuries at St. Pius Uriri High School after fire broke out in one of the dormitories Sunday morning.

A source at the schools said that the fire might have been caused by students after they were allegedly barred from interacting with visiting girls at the school.

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The visiting girls are said to be part of a group of girl guides and scouts who are camping at the schools play ground.

But speaking to the press the school principal Nicholas Hongo said the cause of the fire is yet to be established but they had launched investigations into the matter.

When we visited the school, the single story dormitory whose ground floor was affected was sealed off and police were guarding the area.

Hongo said fire was reported at Urenus dormitory that houses 91 students at around 9AM Sunday morning with 50 students losing all their property.

“We managed to put out the fire with the help of the scouts and the girl guides you have seen camping outside there,” Hongo said.

The principal said the students were not going to be sent home as calm had been restored at the school.

He however urged parents not to hesitate to visit the school when called upon so that they may help counsel the students who may be traumatized after the incident.

He appealed to well wishers to come in and assist the students who had lost their property in the inferno.

The fire comes barely a week after separate incidents of school unrest were reported at Mwache Secondary school in Suna East and Ngisiru Secondary school in Kuria West