Chewoyet high school closed indefinitely after dormitory fire

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A dormitory which was gutted by fire at Chewoyet Boys school
A dormitory which was gutted by fire at Chewoyet Boys school

Chewoyet Boys High school in West Pokot County has been closed indefinitely after a  dormitory was razed down. Property of unknown value was destroyed after a Monday morning fire gutted down Longonot dormitory, which was one of the oldest dormitories in the school.

Officials from the Ministry of Education and board of management resolved to close the school citing security of students and their affected focus.

Kapenguria OCPD Mr. Anthony Wanjuu said that the fire started at 5.00 am when students had gone for their morning studies, “It’s suspected the fire was caused by an electric fault but investigations are still being conducted to establish the real cause,” he said earlier.

Acting Chewoyet Boys High School deputy Principal Mr. Isaac Kiboi said that students in the school have been calm for the last one week, and they suspect the fire was caused by an electric fault although the real cause hasn’t been established, “Everything including personal effects, uniforms, bedding, beds and books were reduced to ashes,” he said.

West Pokot Sub County deputy County commissioner Mr. Khaliff Abdulai earlier said the KPLC officials had been sent to the school to really establish if the fire had been caused by an electric fault.

County Education CEC Ms Christine Apokoreng who visited the school called on schools in the County to be cautious and keen about students’ complaints, which need to be resolved.