Lenana School Inferno: All students reported to be safe

News reaching us is that fire broke out at Lenana School. The school which is located along Ngong road woke up to a tragic fire blazing a dormitory in the school.

The Principal of the school Mr. William Kimei has come out to inform the public that all the students are safe and no one has been a victim of the fire inferno. He also alleges that the incidence could have been triggered by electricity malfunction in the dormitory.

The fire fighters are already in the school trying to contain the fire which took down Tom Mboya dormitory. The incident is also reported to have happened as the 164 students were gathered in the Monday morning assembly.

It however, left a lot of the students’ belongings including boxes, mattresses and clothes destroyed.
The teacher revealed that he had received numerous calls from panicked parents soon after reports of the fire began spreading on social media.
“They should not be so worried, the fire is contained,” he stated.

The news is sure to spark a debate on safety in public schools, coming three weeks after another fire engulfed a section of Upper Hill School in Nairobi.
A dormitory at the school was razed down by the fire which began at around 7 pm on Wednesday, February 5.

The response by firefighters from Nairobi County was swift and the fire was contained within an hour of their arrival with no serious injuries reported.
The cause of the Upper Hill fire remained unclear as well.


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