Parents of Botoro ELCK secondary school in Boncharia constituency Kisii county have expressed fear after two dormitories were affected by fire on Thursday morning.
Speaking at the school compound they, the parents challenged the government to set measures to curb the fire incidents in schools which has affected more than 40 schools nationwide.
Kisii County KUPPET Executive Secretary Otungu Omari appealed to authorities to expedite investigations so that perpetrators of fires in schools around the country are apprehended and prosecuted.
Mr Omari said the ministry had not addressed the fire issue properly prompting more schools to be torched.
Bomorenda Ward Rep John Ombati asked the National and County governments to help the affected schools by providing books and other necessities so that learning can resume.
In the incident five students sustained minor injuries and were rushed to Iyabe hospital where they underwent treatment and discharged.
This comes after students who were at the assembly scrambled for safety with some falling down as they tried to salvage their property from other dormitories bordering the affected one.
School Principal Victor Nabwaya who reported to the school just two months ago said the two dormitories housed 110 students. The cause of the fire is yet to be established, security officers are in the school trying to dig information and fish out suspects.
A mysterious fire too gutted a dormitory at Moi Girls Nyabohanse Secondary in Kuria Mgori County. The school principal suspected arson by some students. The students were in the midst of their exams.