, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20 – Two dormitories housing 155 students at Onjiko Boys High School in Nyando Sub County went up in flames on Wednesday night.
The school Principal Edward Ochiel reported that the fire started at 9:30 pm when the students were in the classrooms attending their evening classes.
He says nothing was salvaged in the inferno that took hours to be put out.
Ochiel says the cause of the fire is suspected arson ruling out any electrical fault.
Students spotted one dormitory on fire and while concentrating to put out the fire another dormitory was also going up in flames.
It took the intervention of fire fighters from Kisumu, almost 24 kilometers away to come to the rescue of the school.
Another dormitory almost caught fire but the it was contained before it could have spread.
The students spent the night in the cold as investigations kicks off to establish the cause.
This is the third fire incident in the school this year.
The Principal says the students who are currently sitting their end year examinations will only be sent home after the exams.
He says they are making arrangements to find alternative areas for students to sleep.
The area MP Fred Outa was by Thursday afternoon expected to visit the school.