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School closed over strange fires

By Antony Gitonga | September 14th 2012

By Antony Gitonga

Njabini High School in Kinangop Nyandarua County has been closed down indefinitely after fire burnt down one of the dormitories under  unclear circumstances. Incidentally, this is the third time in three months that the school’s dormitories have gone up in flames.

The over 500 students were sent packing with fingers pointing at foul play. No one was injured during the midday incident but property belonging to over 100 students was completely burnt down.

In June and July this year, a mysterious fire burnt two other different dormitories with the management attributing the problem to electrical fault.

But the area District Education Officer Njoka Mwangi, ruled out electrical fault saying that was foul play. “We have closed down the school indefinitely and sent the children home as the coincidence of fire on three occasions is too much,” he said.

Njoka regretted the incident saying that police had been called to investigate the case. The area OCPD, Samson Munyao confirmed the incident adding that no student had been injured.

He said that investigations to establish the cause of the fire had started adding that during the incident power had been switched off.

Former area MP Waithaka Mwangi  said  there was a deeper problem in the institution.

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