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School slaps parents with Sh21.6m repair cost after dorm fire

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

The parents of Kakamega High School have been slapped with a repair cost of Kshs.21.6 million for damages incurred during a fire that burnt down a dormitory.

The figure of Sh21, 611,350 was reached after the school held a board meeting on November 10. The fire razed down the dormitory on November 6.

According to the school’s management, the actual damage as per the assessment by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Housing stands at Sh12.1 million.

Other costs are CCTV installation – Sh695,420, 280 double-decker beds cost put at Sh4.1 million.

Each parent will be expected to pay ShSh9,823 on the reporting day to repair the dormitory.

The first group of students is expected back on Monday, November 15.

“The grand total of the damage is Sh21.6 million, divided by 2,200 students, will see each student pay Sh9,832,” the letter said.

A dormitory at the school that housed over 500 students went up in flames on November 6 after learners had left for morning preps.

There were no casualties reported during the 6am fire, whose cause was not immediately established.

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