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Dormitory Fire at Riomego Primary in 2 Days as Kenyan Schools Grapple with String of Fires

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Dormitory Fire at Riomego Primary in 2 Days as Kenyan Schools Grapple with String of Fires

In Kisii County, Riomego Primary School is grappling with the aftermath of a mysterious fire that consumed one of its dormitories on Saturday afternoon.

This unfortunate incident marks the second fire reported at the school within the week, with two similar events occurring on Thursday.

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Despite the recurring challenges, the timely intervention of firefighters dispatched by the County Government prevented the situation from escalating further.

Sadly, only a handful of students managed to salvage their belongings as the inferno rapidly engulfed the building.

Fortunately, no injuries or casualties were reported in any of the three fire incidents.

Although the exact cause of the fire remains unknown, investigations have been initiated to unravel the details surrounding this unfortunate series of events.

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Earlier in the week, on Thursday, the Kenya Red Cross reported two fire incidents at Riomego Primary School in Nyamira County, where dormitories were completely destroyed.

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The first fire occurred at noon, followed by another in the evening.

A statement by the Kenya Red Cross confirmed their active engagement in response efforts to address the emergency.

Simultaneously, on the same Thursday, February 1, a dormitory at St. John’s Girls Secondary School in Kaloleni, Kilifi County, fell victim to a fire, leading the school management to dismiss students and send them home.

The police, along with firefighters and community members, promptly responded to extinguish the flames.

In response to the crisis, Kaloleni Member of Parliament, Paul Katana, expressed agreement with the school management’s decision to release students to alleviate their panic.

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Acknowledging the traumatized state of the students, he mentioned arrangements being made for a makeshift dormitory, given the extensive destruction caused by the fire.

Dormitory Fire at Riomego Primary in 2 Days as Kenyan Schools Grapple with String of Fires

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