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Dormitory burnt to ashes

Over 500 pupils from Olive Academy in Narok South Sub County were today sent home after one of their dormitories was burnt down to ashes last night.

Speaking to the media, the school’s director Dominic Kimiriny said the fire began at midnight in the boys’ dormitory but luckily enough, none was injured as all the pupils managed to escape unhurt.

“The cause of the fire is yet to be established as the incident happened when the boys were asleep. Some of the boys who smelt the smoke screamed aloud waking other boys who escaped from the two main doors,” said the school’s director.

He lamented that property worth millions of shillings was destroyed as nothing was salvaged from the burning dormitory.

Mr. Kimiriny appealed to well-wishers to help in reconstructing the dormitory that holds over 100 boys.

He however lauded the county government of Narok for the purchase of fire Engines that he said responded on time when called upon.

Olive academy was among the top schools in Narok South Sub County with many pupils in the school securing admission to national schools.

The director said the learners will be recalled after a meeting with the parents and teachers to chart the way forward.

Narok South Police Commander Ezekiel Kiche said they have launched investigations into the incident saying they have already recorded statements from teachers and pupils to ascertain what transpired.

The fire comes only a week after the young learners reported back for their first term session this year.

Barely a day ago, Ntulele Secondary school in Narok East Sub County closed down after students went on the rampage demanding the transfer of their school principal.

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