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Night fire razes St Marys’ School dormitory

Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed when a 100 capacity dormitory at St Marys Yala High School in siaya county caught fire .

The incident that occurred at around 9.00pm Sunday evening as the students were attending the evening preps.

According to the school principal Mr Bonventure Olando the fire completely destroyed the property of the students.

Mr Olando added that the fire was seen by some students who raised an alarm alerting their colleagues of the fire.

He added that the entire Kizito dormitory was razed down thus leaving the students with no personal belongings.

Mr Olando said that they have launched investigations on the cause of the fire.

He also asked parents not to panic assuring parents that their sons are in safe hands as no student was injured in the inferno.

“On Sunday at around 9.00pm a section of students raised an alarm of the raging fire from the dormitory. Their effort failed to salvage their belongings as the fire was  massive,” said Mr Olando.

He added that the school board of management (BoM) will meet on Tuesday and decide on the next course of action for the affected students.