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Onjiko High School closed after night fire razes dormitory

Onjiko High School in Kisumu County has been closed following a fire that razed down one of its dormitories on Saturday night.

A form two student suspected to be behind the fire incident has been arrested and is being questioned by Criminal Investigations officers.

School Principal Peter Auma has confirmed closure of the institution.

The building that houses a dormitory in Onjiko High School which was razed down by fire on Saturday night. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA
The building that houses a dormitory in Onjiko High School which was razed down by fire on Saturday night. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA

He said the dormitory caught fire at around 8:10pm on Saturday night when the students were attending preps.

Mr Auma said the extent of the damage has not been assessed although the building that was razed down is a new block. The students occupied it in October last year.

He said form four students are expected back on Thursday while form one, two and three students will report back to school the following week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday consecutively.

Inside the dormitory in Onjiko High School that was razed down by fire on Saturday night. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA
Inside the dormitory in Onjiko High School that was razed down by fire on Saturday night. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA