Police in Kisumu have started an investigation into a suspected arson attempt at Kisumu Boys’ High School which has been associated to unrest due to prohibition of television by the school’s management.
The fire incident was reported mid-Tuesday morning in one of the school’s temporary dormitory which houses fifty students. It was successfully put out by firefighters from the country government before spreading to adjacent buildings.
Although no property was retrieved from the burning dormitory, there was no casualty reported, according to Kisumu Chief Fire Officer Karoli Anyumba.
The dormitory was put up as an additional means to decongest the school as part of the COVID-19 protocols published by the Ministry of Education.
Classes were hindered as students were assembled at the schools’ playing field for debriefing and likely counselling. It was not direct;y clear whether learners would be sent home for a break.