Fire razed down dorm at Chewoyet High School

West Pokot

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The dormitory that was destroyed by the inferno

Students of Chewoyet High School in West Pokot County may be forced to sleep in the cold following a fire outbreak last night. The inferno razed down a dormitory at the school.

The fire that started at around 10.30 pm when the students were watching football destroyed properties worth millions.

Acting West Pokot County commissioner Hezron Nyaberi when confirming the incident said that nothing was salvaged from the fire and all the property of the students who slept in the dormitory were destroyed.

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The dormitory that was destroyed

Mr. Nyaberi said the dormitory used to accommodate 100 students adding that no life was lost or injuries reported during the incident as the students were not in the dormitory.

He said the fire destroyed beds, mattresses, personal effects, books among others things.

Mr. Nyaberi said that officers are conducting investigation to establish the root cause of the fire urging schools principles to take precaution especially this time when many strikes are being experienced in schools.

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Some of the destroyed properties

The county commissioner urged parents to monitor the movement of their children while at home, revealing that they arrested many students in drinking dens in Makutano town when they were on half term.

The County Criminal Investigation officer Mohamed Shaban said they have already collected samples to establish the root cause of the inferno and a full report shall be submitted once the investigations are finished.

Shaban ruled out electric fault as cause of the inferno saying it appears the fire was as a result of a well planned idea which might have involved students.