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Tengecha Boys’ School Up in Flames Again

For the fourth time one of the dormitories at Tengecha boys boarding secondary school in Bureti in Kericho County was this morning reduced to ashes.

 

In a fire incident whose cause police are investigating, the entire dormitory housing 172 students was gutted down to ashes in the morning today.

 

The Bureti Criminal investigations officer, Mr Stephen Ole Tanki confirmed that no student was injured and that the fire incident occurred when all the students were in class for morning preps.

 

He said that investigations into the incident had been launched to ascertain what could have caused the 6.00 am fire adding that nothing was saved from the fire incident which consumed the students’ personal belongings that included books, mattresses and uniforms.

 

Mr Ole Tanki assured parents of the school that all students were safe and learning was going on.

 

A teacher at the school who did not want to be named said that indications that the students could go on strike soon had been known by the administration as some students had written strike notices on school walls.

 

Students at the school have been complaining of heavy work load especially which gives the students little time to relax. Congestion at the school has also been cited as a cause of tension.

 

Police, the school board of management and the school principal Mr. Geoffrey Macharia were locked in a meeting the whole morning after the fire incident.

 

In the year 2016 the then education cabinet Secretary Mr Fred Matian’gi after a four storey dormitory was gutted down by a mysterious fire.

 

 By Dominic Cheres 

 

 

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