Fire destroys dormitory in Kakamega school

Dorm fire

A dormitory at Shanderema Boys Secondary School in Shinyalu, Kakamega County that was gutted by an inferno on September 4, 2023.

Photo credit: Shaban Makokha | Nation Media Group

Police in Kakamega have launched investigations into the cause of a fire at Shanderema Boys Secondary School in Kakamega County.

The fire, which started at around 4pm on Monday, gutted a dormitory while students were in class.

A total of 68 students were displaced following the inferno.

The school’s principal Simon Wetanga said the fire destroyed the students' beddings, books and personal effects.

"The boys were in class when the fire broke out. They were unable to salvage anything from their dormitory,” said Mr Wetanga.