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School closed indefinitely over fires.

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The dormitory that was burnt last night,a second one in less that two weeks.

By Dan Nyamanga.


Tonga Omonuri Primary Boarding school has been closed down for two weeks.This is after a series of fires that have now razed down two dormitories in a span of two weeks.


Sunday night, a boys dormitory was reduced to ashes and property of unknown value lost in the in the inferno that started at 7.30pm.


Nothing could be salvaged from the dormitory housing 150 pupils.


Nyamira South Sub County Commissioner (DCC) Mr.Julius Otieno said that the move to close the school was reached at so as to put mitigation measures to avoid another incident.


We have arrived at this  decision(closure) so that we can plan well on how to prevent further incidents in this school.This is the second incident in less two weeks and we are not leaving anything at chance”, said Otieno.


Standard eight candidates and grade four will report back on Sunday14th February while the rest of the pupils report on 22nd.


In both incidents,no pupil has been injured as the causes are yet to be established. 


Otieno said that the school’s board of management will be disbanded and head teacher Charles Ombui transferred immediately. 


According to our prior investigations, the board of management shall therefore be disbanded and the head teacher transferred immediately to avert further crisis”, he added.


The school has a population of over 700 pupils

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Last week,area Member of Parliament (M.P) Vincent Kemosi visited the school and donated 100 mattresses and blankets and pledged reconstruct the earlier burnt dormitory. 


Photo 2.Nyamira South DCC Julius Otieno (centre) chairs a security meeting in the school Monday (today) morning.By Dan Nyamanga.