Fire razes dormitory at Al Maktoum Girls school in Kajiado

Fire razes dormitory at Al Maktoum Girls school in Kajiado

An early morning fire razed to the ground a dormitory at Al Maktoum Girls High School in Kajiado town on Wednesday.

The fire which broke out at around 5 am when the girls had gone for early morning preps, destroyed beddings and their personal belongings leaving 56 students without a place to sleep.

Kajiado Central Sub-County Police Commander David Loronyokwe confirmed the incident saying an electric fault is suspected to have caused the inferno.

“Nothing was salvaged during the incident as the fire was too fierce and efforts by locals to put it out proved futile.  We suspect the fire was caused by an electric fault,” said Loronyokwe.

The area residents ran to the girls rescue to help put out the fire which had already burnt the dormitory.

No casualties have been reported following the morning incident.

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Residents who helped put out the fire blamed the Kajiado County Government for not responding to their appeals during fire outbreaks.

Kajiado town had witnessed several fire incidences in the past one month.

A fortnight ago, fire razed a Children’s home within the town leaving 15 children who resided in the institution homeless.

On June 14, another fire razed a dormitory at Olkejuado Boys High School destroying property worth thousands of shillings.

The school had to rely on water bowsers from private organizations to help put out the fire, which gutted the dormitory that housed 80 students.

It is allegedly reported that the County has no firefighting equipment in Kajiado twon despite being the County’s headquarters.

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