After their dormitory was burned down, more than 300 students at Ringa Boys High School in Homa Bay are concerned about sleeping outside in the cold. The dormitory, which housed 307 students, was demolished at dawn on Wednesday.
The majority of the students are candidates for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. Nothing was salvaged from the dorm according to the principal, Austin Muma. Muma stated that the fire started while the students were in class.
“The students were in class when they realised that fire had broken out, They did not salvage anything since by the time they arrived at the scene, the dormitory was engulfed in flames that made difficult to salvage anything ,” Muma said.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. The principal appealed to well-wishers to provide humanitarian aid to his students.
“I still don’t know where the students will sleep because the dormitory is no longer habitable,” he said. On Wednesday, the incident disrupted learning at the school.
Moses Lilan, Homa Bay County Commissioner, confirmed that no one was killed in the incident. Lilan stated that they were organizing an emergency response to ensure that the students were accommodated. The chief of police stated that an investigation into the incident had been launched.