Form 2 Student Caught On CCTV Setting Dormitory On Fire Arrested

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Ever since the schools reopened after the Corona break, reports of fire insidences have been reported day in day out.

Schools that have reported fire incidents in January 2021:Bungoma High School Kituro High School, Chesamisi High School, Kimulot Boys High School, Kimilili Boys High School,Ndivisi Boys High School, Khasoko Boys Secondary School, Bukembe Boys High School,Mbakalo Boys High School,Timboroa Boys Secondary School.

Many of this schools are yet to report on why or who set the schools on fire. Friends School Namwela boys might have had a break from their case after a form 2 student that was captured on CCTV camera torching the dormitory was arrested.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), detectives in Bungoma West took the 18-year-old into custody on Sunday 31st January.

The retrieved footage showed the student sprinkling what is suspected to be petrol at a corner of the dormitory on Saturday night at around 8pm

He is then seen dropping a lighter before leaving the dormitory through a window.

The fire which spread fast destroyed everything inside the dormitory, luckily no one was hurt during the fire.
Education CS George Magoha has since cautioned students against taking part in any criminal activities.
Education CS George Magoha has since cautioned students against taking part in any criminal activities and has since stated that students should be beaten as punishment.
“In terms of fires and the indiscipline in schools, let us stop treating children like eggs, you’re supposed to allow your child to be prepared to go through life. So as teachers you must be very vigilant, and any person who feels that he/she is a child and is going to assault a teacher, we shall come to you like a tonne of bricks. And I would want all teachers to feel very free to continue to instill discipline,” said the CS.

The DCI also warned that any student found culpable will have the charges reflected on the police clearance certificate commonly referred to as Certificate of Good Conduct.

By Ms Teenie

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