Fire razes Maranda High School's 630-student capacity dormitory

Fire razes Maranda High School's 630-student capacity dormitory

The Maranda High School dormitory on fire on December 5, 2021. PHOTO: Courtesy

  • The 630-capacity Boaz Owino Complex, which houses Form One students, was seen burning in the late morning hours on Sunday.
  • Confirming the incident, Bondo Deputy County Commissioner Richard Karani said firefighters from the Siaya County Government are already at the school trying to put out the fire.

A dormitory fire has been reported at Maranda High School just four days after Form Four students were sent home for allegedly threatening to burn the school.

The 630-capacity Boaz Owino Complex, which houses Form One students, was seen burning in the late morning hours on Sunday.

Confirming the incident, Bondo Deputy County Commissioner Richard Karani said firefighters from the Siaya County Government are already at the school trying to put out the fire.

Over 400 form Four students were on Wednesday sent home for allegedly threatening to burn the institution.

The students, according to a teacher who spoke to Radio Ramogi on condition of anonymity, had allegedly refused to sit for internal mock exams.

The threats, the teacher said, were written on toilet walls, an issue that drew curiosity amongst the other students, with ten reporting the matter to the administration.

The students were sent home following a decision by the school's Board of Management that met at the institution on Wednesday morning. 

Siaya County Director of Education Nelson Sifuna confirmed that the internal mock exams, which were supposed to be done on Monday next week, have since been suspended.

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