At least 29 students from Nyaduong’ Secondary School in Suna East, Migori County were last Wednesday sent home after a fire razed their dormitory.
Suna East Deputy County Commissioner Dennis Mutiso said the school authorities released the form one, two and three students for at least two days after the incident to “refresh their minds” before resuming to sit for their end of year exams.
“We have decided to stop the end of year exams for the lower classes but they will resume back shortly to continue with their exams as planned earlier,” Mutiso said.
Mutiso told a press briefing in Migori town that no casualties were reported when the fire broke out at around 7:30am as the students were already in their classes for morning lessons.
Members of the public who responded to distress calls put out the fire whose cause was yet to be established as investigations into the incident was underway.
The Commissioner assured that the incident was not going to affect the forthcoming Kenya Certificate Secondary Examination (KCSE) as measures were put in place to ensure that the candidates sat for their exams without hitches.
The assurance comes after the Suna East Sub-County administrator Kennedy Adongo confirmed that the county government had pledged to buy beddings for the affected students ahead of the national exercise.
By Geoffrey Satia and Richard Otieno