No funding for schools torched by students
27 July 2016, 08:14
Nyahururu - Laikipia County government will not fund the reconstruction of schools burnt down by students in the area.
Governor Joshua Irungu Monday warned students against engaging in criminal activities insisting that they will face the full force of the law.
Speaking at St Martin’s catholic hall in Nyahururu town during a public participation forum, Irungu said his government will not foot bills for schools torched by wayward students.
He regretted that the government, parents and other stakeholders had pumped immense resources in the construction of learning institutions only for students to burn them down in one night.
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“My government will not fund reconstruction of schools burnt by students,” Irungu told the gathering.
He called for urgent measures to stem arson attacks on public boarding secondary schools across the country.
He at the same time asked parents, teachers and other education stakeholders to talk with students to establish the cause of the unrest and find a permanent solution to curb the problem.
“We are going to lose a whole generation if this menace continues,” said the County boss.
Irungu asked chiefs and school neighbours to be on the lookout and report any suspicious incidents in schools to avert arson.
On Sunday night, teachers and neighbours thwarted an attempt by students to burn Ndururumo High School near Nyahururu town.
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