Students set fire school dormitory on a Friday morning

Students set fire school dormitory on a Friday morning

Students from the Bungoma High School on Friday morning reportedly burned their dormitory down, making it a total of seven schools to be razed down in Bungoma County within a span of one week.

Chesamisi High, Kimilili boys , Ndivisi boys, Khasoko boys, Bukembe boys and Mbakalo boys all in Bungoma have also had unrest after students went on rampage destroying property and setting their dormitories ablaze.

The Bungoma High School fire started at about 5am when students were having their morning preps.

No student was hurt in the fire but all their belongings including mattresses, uniforms and books were burned.

The cause of the fire was not clearly established. Bungoma County commissioner Samuel Kimiti, county director of education Philip Chirchir and other education and security agents arrived at the school to on Friday to get to the root of the matter.

Robinson Kisunia a parent called on education CS George Magoha to come to Bungoma and address the fires that have continued to alarm parents.

Kisunia attributed the cause of unrest in Bungoma schools to new school heads who come with strict measures and do not want to listen to students grievances.

Kisunia who is parent in Chesamisi and Bungoma Boys said that some schools have also given prefects too much power that they tend to abuse it forcing students to go on rampage.

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