Troubled Student Who Could Have Caused Moi Girls School Fire
Fingers have been pointed to a suicidal student who...
According to students who spoke exclusively to a local paper, the girl had attempted to commit suicide severally.
“This Form One student had tried to commit suicide twice. First by drinking a detergent and, second by trying to suffocate herself using a pillow,” the source was quoted by the Nation as saying.
At the same time, one of the students divulged that the fire started from the said girl’s bed.
“There are 10 cubicles in our dormitory, each taking eight to 10 students. I sleep in the one adjacent to the one where the fire started. We heard the students in that cubicle screaming and we went there and tried to stop the fire, but it was spreading very fast and so we decided to run outside. As we kept screaming the other girls from the top floor also rushed out,” one of the girls said.
Pulselive.co.ke could not verify the authenticity of the information.
Narrating the events of the fateful Saturday morning when the fire broke out, a Form One student told the local paper that they were unable to move out due to the commotion and also because there was a blackout at the school.
“Most of the students could not even see where they were going because of the smoke and the fact that there were no lights. Others choked and fainted as they were heading out and we pulled those that we could. It was horrific”.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i directed investigations into the cause of the fire which also left other student injured, some in critical condition.
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