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Desperate Parents Camp Outside Jamhuri High School After Fire


A number of parents have flocked Jamhuri High School since yesterday night after the fire incident that burnt down a section of the school.

The anxious parents who camped at the gate expressed anger for being locked out of the premises.

The parents feared for their kids and wanted their kids to be released from the school.

The Parents Association chairman, Mr. Shikunyi Colman, however assured the parents that no child is under distress and that all students were accounted for.

Colman urged the parents to be more patient and await the board’s decision as the matter was a security operation given that property was destroyed.

“This is a security operation that is being handled by the DCI and other investigative bodies because property has been destroyed,” said Colman.


“What I can assure parents is that no child is under distress, all the children have been accounted for,” he stated.

Jamhuri high school is the latest in a series of high school fires in the country that have all stakeholders worried. Parliament had earlier on summoned Education cabinet secretary, George Magoha to discuss the matter.

Other schools that have had fire incidents are Kakamega high, Maranda high and Nambale high. Kakamega high school management has since announced the resumption of studies at the school where the students will each be required to pay Ksh.9800 as a fine for the damages.

The cause of the fire at Jamhuri High school, which reduced a 300 capacity dormitory to ashes is yet to be established as Investigations are ongoing.