Students of Bwake high school in Cherangany, Trans Nzoia County, incurred huge losses after a dormitory was gutted by fire, with an estimated property worth Kshs 2 million destroyed in the early morning incident. The students had gone for the morning studies.
Speaking to the press, Trans Nzoia Teachers Service Commission director Ibrahim Adan said investigations are underway to unearth the real cause of the fire, with preliminary reports indicating it was caused by an electric fault. He said the headteacher, the school board, and the education stakeholders will decide whether the students will be sent home.
However, he revealed indiscipline cases had been reported in the school, and some students were suspended, adding that the investigations will reveal whether the suspended students might have been involved in the case.
Some of the parents who thronged the school urged the stakeholders and the government to install CCTV cameras in public schools to deal with the cases of fire outbreak. They argued that the government should put structures in place to allow compensation to all schools in the country in case of fire cases.