A fire fighter from Eldoret Fire Brigade salvages students' boxes following a fire that gutted a dormitory on July 26, 2016. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

On Tuesday night fire razed dormitories in at least five schools, St Patricks Iten, Giakaibii High School, Merti secondary school, Adega mixed secondary in Homa Bay and Stephen Secondary in Narok.

In St Patricks Iten school, the dormitories housing 88 students went up in flames. The school principal Wilson Yego confirmed the incident, he said the fire broke out at about 7.30 P.M.

On Tueday, Merti Muslim Secondary school was on fire in Isiolo county. According to Merti Sub-county commissioner Julius Maiyo, the fire incident is suspected to have been started by form four students due to sit for their mocks on Wednesday.

In Homa Bay and Nyeri,there were no injuries but student properties were destroyed among the items include mattresses, blankets and other personal effects.