Two girls, one boy held for torching of KES 7 million dormitory
28 July 2016, 13:32
Murang'a - Police in Murang’a have arrested two students of Gaturi Girls High School and a boy from the neighbouring Kiamuru Secondary School in connection to the torching a dormitory worth KES 7 million at Gaturi Girls School.
The suspects, who are being held at Murang’a police station, are helping police to establish the cause of the fire.
The fire destroyed all students’ belongings in the dormitory.
A fire engine from Murang’a County government helped to contain the fire from spreading to other buildings.
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The school Principal Eunice Kihara said the school management opted to send all students home as many were traumatized by the incident.
Kihara said the fire broke out when the students were in their classes saying it was not clear what caused the inferno.
“After parents got information about the incident, they started streaming in the school to pick their children and we are expecting to reopen the school very soon after putting everything in order,” said the Principal.
Murang’a East Deputy County Commissioner, Kepha Marube said the boy is suspected to be a ringleader of group of boys who are perpetuating incidents of fire in schools in the area.
He said there are other boys who are at large and police are still pursuing to arrest them saying they will not allow students to continue destroying schools’ property.
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