Two Dormitories Burnt Down At Makuyu Girls Secondary School

Hundreds of students escaped death by a whisker after two dormitories caught fire at Two Dormitories Burnt Down At Makuyu Girls Secondary School.

The two facilities were gutted down at 8 am on Sunday morning as the students were doing their general cleaning.

Personal items belonging to 130 students were destroyed in the fire that was extinguished with the help of neighbors.

The students are however still in the school as security officers led by area deputy county commissioner Titus Macharia and education officers hold a meeting with the management of the school.

This happened a few days after eight students were arrested after attempting to burn down a dormitory at the neighboring Makuyu boys secondary school.

The students were caught with a bottle of petrol and had set a curtain on fire but the fire was contained before it spread to the entire dormitory.

At the same time, students from Gatura girls attempted to burn a dormitory on Saturday night.
The students managed to burn down two beds before residents and the police moved in and contained it.

-Alice Waithera

Moi Girls Nairobi has been reopened amid protests

Moi Girls Nairobi has been reopened after being closed when a student claimed to have been sexually assaulted by unkown people.

The incident elicited angry reactions by students who boycotted classes and went on a ‘strike’ till the issue was resolved by the school management .

Mother shares heartbreaking news after DNA tests confirm her daughter died in Moi Girls School arson attack

According to The Star Students of Moi Girls’ School in Nairobi have started reporting back amid protests on insecurity.

Moi Girls students leaving the premise after CS Amina Mohammed ordered its closure

The institution was reopened at 8am on Sunday and all the learners are supposed to have checked in by 4pm.

Education CS Amina Mohamed ordered the one week closure of the school following claims that a student was sexually assaulted.

Moi Girls Students Released In The Wake Of Alleged Rape Case In The School

Amid all this tension some parents have threatened not to take their children back without a detailed report on what happened.

Parents demonstrate outside Moi Girls Nairobi due to increased rate of rape in schools

This is not the first time the school is going through insecurity related incidences after a fire burned its dorms leaving 10 students dead.

Students of Moi Forces Nairobi during a memorial service of their fellow students who died during a fire incident at the school

‘When we tried to raise our voice on the issues, the school said the victims were pretending,’ disturbing details about Moi Girls rape case

They have accused the school’s management of covering up the matter and asked for copies of the report on the fire that left 10 students dead in September last year.

“It is unfair that parents and stakeholders get reports from the media. If you try to inquire your child gets victimised. We are yet to come to terms with the fire incident. The rape allegations will be swept under the carpet,” one said.



Fire Destroys Property In Gikomba Market

Traders at Gikomba market are counting their losses after a huge fire razed down property of unknown value burning down stalls, houses and clothes in the market. According to reports by Kenya Red Cross, the fire started at 4:45am. Efforts to contain the fire are underway.

Gikomba Fire

NCC fire and NDOC (Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre) fire engines are at the scene trying to contain the fire. The cause of the fire has not yet been established and motorists are being advised to avoid the scene as firefighters try to contain the early morning inferno from spreading.

More details to follow


No casualties reported in Nakumatt Lifestyle fire

St Johns Ambulance spokesperson Fred Majiwa has said officials are still investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at Nakumatt Lifestyle, in the Nairobi CBD on Saturday night.

Majiwa said officials suspect that the fire may have been started from the kitchen section of a restaurant on the 2nd floor of Hazina Trade Centre. He further confirmed that there were no casualties in the fire which was quickly contained by St Johns and the Nairobi Fire Brigade.

Nakumatt’s management said the 2nd and 3rd floor of the building were affected in the incident.

-The Star

Sixteen year-old girl burnt severely by husband

A 16-year old girl was burnt burnt beyond recognition by her husband at Shimbir Fatume in Mandera South. Khadija who was forced into marriage in 2014 has been admitted at the Mandera General hospital with serious burns.

Her husband, Sharif Issack Abdulla beat her unconscious then burnt her using charcoal from a fire on January 7,2015.

Mandera Maendeleo Ya Wanawake chair Ubah Abdi said she was discovered after a source close to the family contacted one of the organisation’s officials.

Khadija’s chest and right hand are completely burnt off. Still traumatized, she couldn’t say a word to journalists and broke into tears.

Doctors said she urgently needs reconstructive surgery stating that the procedure will very expensive.

The hospital said it cannot airlift Khadija to Nairobi for further treatment as she is a minor and does not have the required documentation.

Mandera County Commisioner Alex Ole Nkoyo termed the ordeal as inhumane saying that the husband who has since disappeared will be brought to book.

Nkoyo added that the area Chief and his Assistant also be arrested as they failed to report the matter. He said they may have conspired with the family to hid the crime.

Nominated MCA’s vehicle set ablaze by unknown assailants

A car belonging to New Ford Kenya nominated MCA Doris Nanyokia was Monday morning razed by unknown assailants.

Nanyokia told the press at her Kibabii home that the car alarm went of while she was asleep which woke her up.

She said that when she tried to deactivate it, the alarm was not responding which prompted her to investigate further.

The MCA added that neither neighbours who responded to her distress call, nor police who she called could not save the vehicle which was reduced to a shell as they did not have water to put out the fire.

Bungoma South OCPD Kirunya Limbitu confirmed the incident and said police had launched investigation into the matter.


Fire Razes Down Market In Ngara

Sunday morning fire at Nyayo market in Ngara destroyed property worth thousand of shillings. Several stalls were razed down and some other stalls were brought down to enable firefighters access the area.

Firefighters were unable to contain the fire that was fuelled by wooden structures in the area and the second hand clothes. It is believed that the fire started at around 4:30am. The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

2 year old girl dies in house fire

A two year old girl died on Sunday night in a fire incident in Kasarani area, Nairobi.

Her 7 year old brother and sister aged 3 were injured in the incident. Police are yet to establish the cause of the fire that broke out from inside the house before spreading fast.

Household goods of unknown value were destroyed in the incident that happened as the mother of the children was away at a nearby shop.

It took neighbors hours to contain the blaze.