St Ignatius Mukumu Boys appeals for funds to rebuild burnt dormitories
Written by John Kabaka
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Remains of one of the dormitory that got burned.
Mukumu boys high school in Kakamega County is appealing to well wishers to assist reconstruct two dormitories burnt at the school last month.
School principal Dennis Munyendo said the school requires Sh 10 million for reconstruction of the two dormitories destroyed by fire that displaced 380 students forcing closure of the school for a week.
“We are sending out an appeal to you to donate funds or material towards reconstruction of the three dormitories,” said Munyendo.
St. Jude and St. Andrew dormitories were razed down by fire on March 14 night and March 19 morning respectively.
St. Paul dormitory was also partly burnt by the fire believed to have been started by an electric fault. A funds drive has been planned for this Saturday.Mukumu Boys’ secondary school dorm burns
Thirty four students were injured in stampede to try and rescue their property during that second incident. They were treated at the nearby Mukumu mission hospital and discharged.34 students injured as fire guts down another dorm at St Ignatius Mukumu Boys
The catholic fraternity in Western province led by Kakamega Diocese Bishop Philip Sulumeti led cleansing prayers for the school last Tuesday, a day after students who had been sent home for a week returned to the school.
During the ceremony, the catholic priesthood prayed for what they termed bad omen stalking the institution at a time when it was starting to improve in examination performance.
Munyendo said that destruction of the two dormitories had place strain on the school since the displaced students are using the dining hall at the moment.