Fire Outbreak reported at Ofafa Jericho High School

About 50 students have been rushed to Hospital after inhaling smoke

Ofafa Jericho High School

A fire incident has been reported at Ofafa Jericho High School in Makadara Constituency. At least 50 students have been rushed to Metropolitan Hospital in Buruburu after inhaling smoke while trying to put out school fire. Nairobi County fire engines and police officers are currently at the scene.

According to Dr. Kanyenje Gakombe who is the CEO of Metropolitan Hospital in Buruburu, they have received 50 students from Ofafa High school and they are currently being examined.

“We are very busy but things are under control, we received 50 young men who were reported to have been involved in a fire incident at their school. We have learned that they were trying to put out a fire and in the process they inhaled smoke. Non has external burn injuries” noted Dr. Gakombe.

Dr. Kanyenje went on to explain that a few of the students will need admission for about 24 hours.

“No one has severe injuries but a few will need admission for about 24 hours but we believe all of them are out of danger, the rest of them would be send back to school once they have been fully attended to” said Dr. Kanyenje Gakombe.

A similar incident has also been reported at Sigalame High School in Busia County, where a dormitory is also said to be on fire.

A police report from an officer stationed at Kamukunji Police station, says the fire was started by a student.

“One student sneaked backed to the dormitory and tortured one cubicle that houses 20 students. Several properties and Personal effects very destroyed. The fire was put out by the help of students and staff”

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