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In pictures :Detectives comb Ofafa Jericho School for last night's fire clues

By Betty Njeru | September 21st 2021

Investigators comb a dormitory for clues after last night's fire at Ofafa Jericho School. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

Detectives wound up at Ofafa Jericho School in Nairobi this morning to comb for clues into the cause of a fire last night.

The Standard has established that parents were at the school as early as 9 am seeking to know the fate of their children.

A cubicle in the middle of a burnt-out dormitory. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

A fire had razed a dormitory at the school yesternight with several students sustaining burns and lung complications after inhaling smoke.

No property or students’ personal effects were salvaged in one of the cubicles, as these pictures will show.

Nothing was salvaged. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

Over 35 students were hospitalized at the nearby Metropolitan Hospital in Nairobi’s Buruburu area, after inhaling smoke fumes.

"All the students are in stable condition and will soon be discharged, "  the schools principal  Mr Mathews Limge told The Standard last night.

Fire remains seen in one of the cubicles at Ofafa Jericho School. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

Limge said the fire broke out around 8:30 pm.


Fire investigators comb for clues at a dormitory at Ofafa Jericho School. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]


This is a developing story and is being updated…

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