Dormitory up in flames at Kaptama Boys High School

The dormitory at Kaptama boys

Moi Kaptama boys’ high school in Mt Elgon Sub County is the most recent school to be affected by the ongoing infernos in schools after a dormitory housing two hundred students went up in flames on Friday morning.

Mt Elgon OCPD John Ondit Confirmed that the fire was reported to have started at 7.30 in the morning saying that nothing was salvaged and that the students were sent home right away.

He said that the police have launched investigations to ascertain the cause of the fire and that stern action will be taken against anyone who will be found culpable of the offense.

The burnt dormitory

The OCPD regretted that it was unfortunate that stakeholders of the school invested a lot in the school yet it was burnt down.

He disclosed that a few days ago, students were sent home after they threatened to burn down a dormitory named after area Mp John Serut but were recalled to school later after the school board held a meeting on the same.

The school Principal, Jacob Psero, expressed his disappointment over the incident saying that since he was posted to the school, it has been on an upward trend academically and has been taking more than ten students on direct entry to university.

He revealed that the students had been complaining over a few issues affecting them including little sugar in their tea which was rectified.

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He disclosed that the previous night, some students were arrested with paraffin and were taken to the police station.

“The police are since following leads to establish the main cause of the fire,” he said.

The school has since been closed indefinitely despite the ongoing Bungoma County examination for form four candidates; an issue that stakeholders say will negatively affect the performance of the school in the forth coming national examination.