By Dan Nyamanga.
Nyamira Kenya 20 may 2021………. Police in Borabu Sub County are investigating a fire incident that razed down a three storey dormitory of St. Andrew’s Kaggwa Girls Primary boarding affecting over 200 pupils.
Borabu Sub County Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) commander Mr. Bernard Too said that his office has launched investigations to establish the cause of the fire. He however did not rule out electricity fault as the cause.
“We have launched investigations to establish the cause of the fire but we are grateful that none of the pupils was injured”, said Too.
It took the intervention of neighboring St. Kizito Nyansiongo boys secondary to manage the fire before the fire brigade contained it moments later.
According to the school’s priest, Father Lawrence Mandere, the fire which broke out at around 5.40 am destroyed property of unknown value in the third floor housing 150 pupils.
He said that he was awaken by screams from the pupils who rushed to salvage some of their properties from their dormitories.
“I was awakened by noise from the pupils who shouted ‘fire’ as they rushed to salvage their belonging from the dormitories where fire had not affected. The third floor which house 150 girls was completely destroyed and nothing was salvaged,” said Father Mandere.
The fire incident happened as the girls were already attending their morning studies and no one was injured.
“We have established that all the girls are safe as the fire happened during morning studies. No child was affected and we God for that”, added Mandere.
He urged people of good will and responsible stakeholders to chip in and help in providing the lost properties to enable keep the pupils in school.
Already, by the time of going to press, Nyamira County government had sent to the school 70 mattresses and blankets.
Area Member of Parliament (M.P) Ben Momanyi was said to be making his way to the school to chip in through the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) kitty.
Meanwhile, six pupils who sustained slight injuries and shock have been treated and discharged from the neighboring Nyansiongo Mission hospital.