At least three students at Moi Gesusu High School in Nyaribari Masaba Constituency, Kisii County are on police radar after a dormitory in the institution went up in flames on Tuesday night.
According to the school Principal Mr Lukas Matiko, 36 double-decker beds were destroyed in the Tuesday evening occurrence.
Other beddings and students’ personal effects were also burnt down to ashes but no student was injured, Mr Matiko confirmed.
“We want parents to be assured that all students are safe,” he said.
The fire started at around 6.50 pm when students were in class for evening studies. This is the second case of fire in the school in less than ten years.
A villager near the school spotted the fire first and alerted the school before teachers and students embarked on putting it off.
The newly constructed four-story dormitory complex was housing more than 800 students.
The principal said the school has already made plans to provide the affected students with beddings as investigations are conducted to establish the cause of the fire.
At least three students in the school are currently under police investigations after it was discovered they had skipped evening classes the very day.
One of the students is reportedly on the run as he fled the school after the incident.
“We are currently talking to one student who had skipped the evening preps class to see if we can get any leads on the cause of the incident,” Matiko said.