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Students Confess Burning the Dormitory

21 February 2012, 10:00 Tony Ndungu Karomo

Two boys from Magenka Secondary School in Meru South District of Tharaka Nithi County have confessed to have set a newly built dormitory in their school ablaze earlier this week.

The two, Loyd Mwiti a form three student and Olali Michael, a form two student are in police custody in Chuka following their arrest yesterday evening.

The two narrated to the police how they had planned  to burn the dormitory on Sunday to interrupt the commencement of internal school exams but their plan failed owing to the presence of two watchmen on that day and they postponed their plan to the following day.

They told the police how they executed their plan on Monday evening by setting the mattresses on fire.

Magenka Secondary School boys’ dormitory was on Monday night burnt in mysterious circumstances leaving approximately 280 students without a place to sleep and none of their personal properties salvaged.

Confirming the incident, Meru South Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Mr. Kizito Mutoro said that the police had suspected the dormitory was not burnt due to electric fault as earlier thought prompting further investigations.

He also confirmed the boys will be taken to court although the police are not ruling out further arrests.

According to the school principal, Wilson Muriithi Ndeke, one of the suspects had recently transferred to his school from neighboring Embu County and it is now being suspected that the student could have been expelled from his former school.

The area police boss is now urging the school principals to be keen while admitting new students in their school and to probe the reasons for transfers.

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