Tragedy struck a primary school in Tana Delta Sub County, Tana River County on Tuesday when a fire swept through two classrooms, rendering pupils classless.
The standards six and eight pupils of MitiCharaka Primary School in Kurawa Sub Location have now been forced to take their lessons under trees following the fire that razed a mud-walled and raffia-thatched structure that housed their classes.
No injuries were reported during that incident that occurred mid-afternoon when a farmer preparing his farm for the impending rainy season failed to control a fire that he had lit to burn some grass.
Consequently, the school head teacher Mr. Thoya Eric Iha has appealed to well-wishers to come to the aid of the school so the pupils could continue with learning.
“The structure was completely razed to the ground, with the fire burning wires to the school’s solar panel as well as desks,” he told the Kenya News Agency on phone Wednesday.
Mr. Iha at the same time said the school was in dire need of proper infrastructure as most pupils, especially those in lower classes, were studying under trees.
By Emmanuel Masha