Afternoon inferno engulfs JKUAT's Hall 6.

A birds-eye view of the charred remains of  Hall 6 after a Thursday afternoon inferno destroyed the all male hostel.
The fourth floor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology main campus largest hostel Hall 6, was on Wednesday afternoon destroyed by a huge inferno.The mid afternoon inferno lasted for a while, before the fire and rescue service personnel from Kiambu county government arrived.

Addressing the press the Chief Corporate Communication Officer Dr. Hindzano M. Ngonyo, said that investigations are under way to establish the exact cause of the fire and at least 50 students had been affected and no injuries or loss of life was reported.

"We cannot speculate why the fire started we can only wait until conclusive investigations are done, I wish to thank the students for lending a hand in containing the fire even the before the fire fighters arrived they had already assembled at the fire assembly point with buckets of water trying to put off the inferno," said Dr  Ngonyo.
JKUAT's Chief Corporate Communication Officer Dr. Hindzano M. Ngonyo addressing the members of the fourth estate. 
Though no causalities were reported it is believed a substantial amount of property belonging to the students was destroyed and the university was doing the best to resettle the affected lot.


Jomo Kenyatta University Students Organisation (JKUSO) President -Elect- Anyungu Wanyungu addressing the press outside Hall 6.
Speaking on behalf of the Jomo Kenyatta University Students Organisation, (JKUSO) The President-Elect Anyungu Wanyugu thanked fellow students for responding promptly in putting off the fire, he called upon them to maintain calm as the school administration tries to restore power in the remaining hostels.

" This is a very unfortunate incident that has rocked our campus, however I wish to thank fellow comrades for the brave act they have displayed trying to fight with the wild flames, I appeal for calm and order as we try our best to organise for them where they will resettle, said Mr. Anyungu.

By the time we were going to press the University Administration was calling on all the students affected by the Hall 6 fire are to visit the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance.


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