Panic struck Moi Girls Eldoret school community after a building hosting laboratories went up in flames on Thursday, May 19 at night.
No student, teacher or staff was injured in the incident.
The two physics laboratories sitting on the upper floor of the two storey building were burnt to ashes as well as the chemical stores. Also, a section of the home science laboratory caught the fire.
Luckily, the lower part of the building, hosting chemistry labs was not affected.
It is not yet clear what caused the late night fire as school authorities were not available to speak to the media or give a statement.
Parents of the students within Eldoret and its surroundings rushed to the school to confirm the safety of their children upon learning about the fire.
Moreover, Uasin Gishu fire department was able to put out the fire, even though nothing was salvaged as the lab was completely razed down.
Moreover, no one was allowed into the school as the teachers later gathered students for a prayer service after locking the gates.
Police officers were still at the scene by stayed 1:30 am, as fire engines continued to snuff out the fire.