In Summary
  • The principal said they were holding prayers for students sitting Knec exams when the fire broke out.
  • Mr Ndirangu said that there was no injuries as there was no student inside the dormitories at the time the fire broke out.
  • He called on the government and the local leaders to assist in rebuilding the hostels.

Fire has burnt down two dormitories at Michuki Technical Training Institute in Kangema Constituency, Murang’a County.

According to Principal John Gitonga Ndirangu, the cause of the Monday fire is unknown.

He said they had earlier held prayers for the students who are set to sit their Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) exams on Wednesday when they saw a huge smoke billowing from the dormitories, making the prayer session to end prematurely.

“We were in the middle of prayers when some students started screaming after noticing an enormous smoke coming from the direction of the dormitories that accommodates 72 students,” Mr Ndirangu told Nation, adding that they all came out of the meeting and started putting out the fire.

He said they did not manage to salvage anything from the dormitories known as Obama Hostels adding that property worth Sh5 million was destroyed by the fire.


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