Olkejuado boys’ dormitory in Kajiado burns – Kenya News Agency
A massive fire on Monday razed a dormitory at Olkejuado Boys’ High School in Kajiado County, destroying property worth thousands of shillings.
The hell, which started at 11:30 a.m. while the students were in class, left 80 students stranded after their bedding and belongings were reduced to ashes.
School principal James Pasiany said nothing was recovered during the incident as the fire was too violent and they did not have enough water to put it out.
Pasiany said a teacher noticed smoke coming out of the dormitory and upon closer inspection it was noted that the dormitory was already on fire.
He added that although the cause of the fire has not been established, it may have been caused by an electrical failure.
“The fire started around 11:30 pm and luckily no students were injured as they were all in class. We tried to save property by putting out the fire, but we ran out of water and all of the student’s sheets and belongings were burnt to the ground, ”Pasiany said.
Kajiado Central County Deputy Commissioner Nobert Komora confirmed the incident and asked the county government to purchase firefighting equipment as it had to rely on drinking troughs from private organizations to to extinguish the fire.
“This is the third incident to have occurred in the city and the main challenge in extinguishing a fire is the lack of water. I’m appealing to the county government to buy a fire truck to help with a fire. Komora said.
Incidents of fires have been frequent in the town of Kajiado in recent weeks, with residents losing property worth thousands of shillings due to a lack of firefighting engines in the area.
Last week, a fire at the Namayiana Rescue Center in the town of Kajiado destroyed all property, leaving the 15 girls who live there homeless.
The fire was put out by good Samaritans including Boda boda riders but nothing was recovered.
Just over a month ago, ten houses were razed to the ground by an inferno that destroyed household goods worth thousands of shillings and left families homeless.
Nothing was recovered during the incident as there is no firefighting equipment available, although the county seat of government is only a few miles away.
By Rop Janet