Dormitory at Michuki Technical Institute razed down
When the fire broke out there were no students inside the dormitories hence no students were injured and no lives were lost.
A fire razed down two dormitories at the Michuki Technical Training Institute in Kangema Constituency, Murang'a County on Monday 13th November 2017.
The Principal Mr. John Gitonga Ndirangu says the cause of the Monday fire is still unknown.
According to Mr. Ndirangu a prayer session which was being held for the students who are set to sit for their Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) exams on Wednesday ended prematurely when they saw a huge smoke billowing from the dormitories.
As the prayer session was in progress some students started screaming after noticing an enormous smoke coming from the direction of the dormitories that accommodates 72 students. They all left the meeting and tried to put out the fire. Mr. Ndirangu said they were not able to salvage anything from the dormitories known as Obama Hostels and that property worth Sh5 million was destroyed by the fire.
When the fire broke out there were no students inside the dormitories hence no students were injured and no lives were lost. The Murang'a County fire brigade arrived at the scene in time, and together with the students they were able to extinguish the fire.
The principal called on the government and the local leaders to assist in rebuilding the hostels saying the affected students have nowhere to sleep.
The students expressed fears following the fire scare, and sited that this might affect their performance in the exam. Kangema OCPD Cosmas Wachang'oka said they have launched investigations to establish the cause of the fire.