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Students set dormitory on fire over Harambee Stars game

Kenya lost to Algeria 2-0.

Student at St. Pius Uriri High school in Migori County set a dormitory on fire

Student at St. Pius Uriri High school in Migori County set a dormitory on fire after being barred from watching the match between Harambee Stars and Algeria in the ongoing Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) in Cairo, Egypt.

Reports indicate that the student set ablaze the dormitory at around 11pm on Sunday, the time Kenya was in action against Algeria. Kenya lost to Algeria 2-0.

The school principal Nicholas Hongo, said that the fire was contained through the help of the neighbouring community and the students themselves but already properties of unknown value had been destroyed. No casualties were reported during the incident.

Police officers in Migori have started investigations to uncover what transpired before the dormitory was torched.

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Another fire

“We have launched an investigation into the incident. We will record statements from teachers and students to ascertain what transpired,” said a senior police officer in Migori.

The fire comes barely three weeks after another dormitory was razed down in the same school, with allegations that students were barred from interacting with visiting girls at the school.

The visiting girls are said to be part of a group of girl guides and scouts who were camping at the school’s playground. The incident left five students with injuries. 

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School unrest

Hongo (Principal) said the fire was reported at Urenus dormitory that houses 91 students at around 9AM, with 50 students losing all their property.

The fire comes barely a month after separate incidents of school unrest were reported at Mwache Secondary school in Suna East and Ngisiru Secondary school in Kuria West.

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