Relief for fire victims at Lamu Boys as MP’s donate sh 400,000

Lamu West MP Stanely Muthama together with students of Lamu boys secondary school on Thursday PHOTO NATASHA NEEMA

Lamu,KENYA:Two Lamu MPs have moved in to assist students who lost their belongings after a fire gutted down their dormitory on Wednesday night at the Lamu Boys High school in Lamu town.

The school’s chairperson Masjid Basheikh had estimated the property destroyed to be worth Sh.500,000.

Properties destroyed by the inferno whose cause remains unknown include 40 matresses,beds,students boxes and their entire belongings.

Five students who were injured in a stampede as they tried to rescue their belongings from the fire were admitted at the Lamu King Fahad Hospital and have so far been discharged.

Early Thursday morning,Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama toured the school and donated Sh.250,000 to cater for the losses.

“The money is enough to buy and replace all the 40 mattresses and beddings that were burnt down,”said Muthama.

Shortly after,Lamu Women Rep Ruweida Obbo toured the school and donated Sh.150,000 towards the same course.

“This goes towards replacing students uniforms,learning materials and any other personal effects that were lost in the fire.Its a sad situation but as leaders we must help,”said Obbo.

Similarly,the two MPs appealed to students to take education seriously and assured them that their offices had set aside adequate funds for bursaries.

Muthama pledged to ensure no single student is sent home for fees.

“My office has set aside Sh.100 Million to go towards education and improvement of infrastructure.All students in my constituency are assured of bursaries.None should miss school because of fees as there is enough money for bursaries.As leaders,our major commitment is to ensure the standards of education here improve.

The woman rep on her part urged parents to ensure they instill the right discipline in their children.