The Star (Nairobi)

7 February 2013

Kenya: 30 Students Lose Vital Papers in Migori Fire

MORE than 30 students of Owiro Akoko Girls Secondary School risk being lock out of this year's Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination after a dormitory fire burned their property.

The fire which started at noon burned belongings of over 80 students before students, teachers and villagers contained the flames.

No one was injured during the incident as students were in class. Migori police chief Alfred Makoma said the fire may have been started by arsonists in the school due to a leadership row between the administration and parents.

"The school was yet to follow the set out safety precautions on dormitories issued by the Ministry of Education last year," he said.

Students who lost certificates in the blaze have appealed to the the Kenya National Examinations Council to help them register for the exams.

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