Police officers in Buruburu have launched investigations into a fire incident that razed two dormitories at Uhuru Secondary school in Jericho, Nairobi.
119 Form Four students were accommodated in the two dormitories that burned down on Sunday, June 19 at around 9:00 p.m.
Nairobi County firefighters put out the fire, and no students were hurt or killed.
“Two dormitories accommodating form four students numbering 119 were brazed down by the fire. The cause is yet to be known but investigations are on to establish the root cause. No injury or death occurred,” the police report read in part.
Student Dies Mysteriously
Under a separate incident at the same school, a student died in mysterious circumstances within the school compound after complaining of not feeling well around 5:00 p.m. on the same day.
According to OCPD Francis Ngugi Kamau, who confirmed the death , the student had returned from the field after a basketball game and told his friends he was not feeling well.
The student collapsed at the hall’s door, according to Kamau, and was rushed to the cosmopolitan Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
“The student had come from playing basketball at around 5:000 pm in the evening. He told his fellow student in the hall that he was not feeling well. He collapsed at the door and was rushed to the Cosmopolitan Hospital where he was unfortunately pronounced dead,” the officer explained.
The police have spoken to the students and calmed them as they proceed with their investigations.
The body of the student was transferred to the morgue waiting for an autopsy.