UHURU SECONDARY SCHOOL CLOSED TEMPORARILY AFTER DEATH OF STUDENT AND A FIRE INCIDENT

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Uhuru Secondary School was closed down indefinitely following a fire incident as well as the mysterious death of a student.

Police officers in Buruburu launched investigations into the fire incident that razed two dormitories at Uhuru Secondary school in Jericho, Nairobi.

119 Form Four students were accommodated in the two dormitories that burned down on Sunday, June 19 at around 9:00 p.m. Nairobi County firefighters put out the fire. And no students were hurt or killed.

“Two dormitories accommodating form four students numbering 119 were brazed down by the fire. The cause is yet to be known but investigations are on to establish the root cause. No injury or death occurred,” the police report read in part.

Death of student


On Sunday evening, a form four student collapsed and died in the same school. Buruburu OCPD Francis Ngugi Kamau said the student had come from a basketball game when he told his friends that he was not feeling well.

A teacher who spoke to the press said the boy told his friends he was unwell and as he was walking, he collapsed. “They tried to administer first aid as they also called the teacher on duty. The teacher on duty also called me so that I could use my vehicle to rush him to the hospital,” the teacher said.

The student’s father could not hold his tears while accusing the school of ignorance further claiming the student had been denied the chance to go to the hospital. “I am in so much pain. He was denied the chance to leave school yet they saw he was on the brink of death. I want to urge other parents to also be careful because today is mine and tomorrow maybe yours,” he said. The family said that the directors of the school said a post-mortem should first be carried out to determine the real cause of his death.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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