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CORD state school arson attacks should be declared national disaster

28 July 2016, 20:13

Nairobi – Opposition party, Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) have stated that the recent burst of arson in schools should be declared a natural disaster and has called for the immediate closure of schools.

According to The Star CORD leader met on Thursday to discuss the matter who expressed concern over the escalating matter and impending risk on people’s lives.

More than 20 lawmakers called for a public investigation into the cause of the arson attacks.

This decision was made after Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) called for a boycott if schools are not closed in a week.

Also read:Students bar firefighters from putting off dorm fire.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion the arson attacks are due to radical reforms introduced by CS Matiang'i and a board formed to probe rampant cases of exam cheating.

Fifteen students from Rongai Boys High School in Rongai spent the weekend in police cell after their attempt to burn the school dormitory was thwarted by residents.

The students were attempting to burn the dormitory for the second time in a span of two months but quick action from residents and other students contained the fire.



- News24

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