St. Mary’s Girls High School Igoji in Meru is on fire. The news on the fire outbreak of the school has been broken by The Kenya Red Cross who are already at the scene in case of any emergencies.
St Mary's Girls' High School in Meru County is on fire. 🔥🔥
Response teams are at the scene. pic.twitter.com/sQGQtemP0p
— Kenya Red Cross (@KenyaRedCross) July 16, 2019
Official cause of the fire has not been released even as fire brigade struggle to fight the fire.
The school was making headlines after about 600 students were sent home over a Sh44 million loan.
Parents complained asking the Education CS George Magoha to intervene of the situation with students from Form One to Form Three were sent home.
ST MARY'S Igoji in Meru on fire, Red Cross reports; the school has been on the spot for sending 700 students home over Sh44m loan. pic.twitter.com/obUbr4CVjd
— NationBreakingNews (@NationBreaking) July 16, 2019
The parents noted that the school in Igoji acquired the loan from a commercial bank seven years ago, when it sought to build a dormitory. The one-storey facility houses about 500 students.
Parents at the national school are to pay Sh22,000 annually, above the regular fees, until the loan is cleared.
The parents chop as much as ksh. 50,ooo annually and an addition of ksh. 2000 as motivational fee.
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