Students cite suicide link as police probe school fire

Students at Moi Girls Nairobi where a fire broke out, eight students died in the fire and several others were injured. The students have linked the fire to a suicidal colleague. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Students had pointed a finger at one of their colleagues who, according to them, harboured plans to set the dormitory on fire.

  • According to them, this Form One student had tried to commit suicide twice. First by drinking a detergent and, second by trying to suffocate herself using a pillow

  • One of the students said the fire started from that particular girl’s bed and spread to the others

Detectives Sunday stepped up their investigations into a dormitory fire that killed eight students and left several others injured at Moi Girls’ School in Nairobi.

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