Uhuru Secondary fire caused death thus closure

On Monday, June 20, Uhuru Secondary School in Nairobi was closed indefinitely following the death of a student under suspicious circumstances.

This comes after two dormitories in the school coincidentally burnt down on Sunday night, following the death of the student, which is also under investigation.

The deceased student was however not affected by the fire with police yet to find out the cause of his death.

According to reports from witnesses, the student came from the field after a basketball game and informed his friends that he was unwell.

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“The student had come from playing basketball at around 5 pm and told his fellow student in the hall that he was not feeling well before the incident happened,” reported Francis Ngugi Kamau, Buruburu OCPD.

The deceased fell asleep but fell unconscious before being taken to the school check bay.

He was then taken to a nearby hospital since there was no attendant at the check bay, where he was confirmed dead.

An autopsy is yet to be conducted to establish the cause of death.

The fire is said to have started at 9:45 pm in one of the dormitories and burnt-down rooms that accommodated 119 Form Four students.

The two tragedies thereby led to the forceful closure of the school by the institution, for further investigations.

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