School arson attacks appear to have become a trend in the country, leaving many speculating about the causes and the loss of properties worth millions of shillings. St. Peters Boys Secondary School in Kandara Constituency Murang’a County was today closed indefinitely following the burning of a dormitory allegedly by students
Antony Kiugu Thuo, the school principal confirmed the incident, citing that 90 beds, bedding and boxes belonging to students were burned and they only managed to salvage 23 beds in the dormitory that housed 123 students.
Kiugu also confirmed that no student was injured during the incidence, as the neighbouring community with the help of Murang’a county fire fighting engine managed to put out the fire that lasted for one-and -half hours.
Kiugu said they cannot actualize the value of student belongings destroyed. He confirmed that 9 boys, form four students were in police custody helping the police with further investigations.
Kandara MP, Alice Wahome who visited the school condemned the unruly act by students calling upon legal measures to be taken against the culprits.
School fires have raised a national debate on what exactly are the causes with some citing parenting and indiscipline.
In a span of one month, students have set ablaze property in tens of schools, leaving some students injured and property worth millions of shillings destroyed.
Kisii and Kericho counties remain the most affected.