Seven prisoners sit for KCSE at King’ong’o prison
22 October 2013, 13:13
Nyeri - Seven prisoners are sitting the KCSE exams at G.K King'ong’o prison in Nyeri County.
The officer in charge of the prison, Patrick Aranduh, said the inmates are serving their sentences after being convicted of various offences.
“They had registered more candidates but some have since been released after they finished serving their terms,” said Aranduh.
Meanwhile, the KCSE examinations started well in most of the schools and on time in Nyeri County.
However, there was panic and anxiety at Kihome Secondary School in Othaya, Nyeri County, last night when a dormitory caught fire just a few hours before the KCSE examinations started.
The candidates panicked after one dormitory was gutted down by a fierce fire.
About 70 students who were occupying the dormitory were affected after losing their belongings which included uniforms, books, boxes, blankets and mattresses among others.
Area member of County assembly, Joel Macharia, said the students had to spent the night in one of the classrooms after the 9pm fire incident.
However, the 48 KCSE candidates were not affected and they started exams well Monday.
The dormitory was built about two years ago using the local CDF funds.
The school, which is a mixed boarding school, has a total population of 220 students.
The cause of the fire was not immediately established.
No student was injured as they were in class for evening preps.
The fire was put off by the local villagers, police, teachers and students.
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