More schools torched by students.

Three dormitories were torched by in fires in three schools on Monday night.

Kenya Red cross posted on the official Twitter handle that two schools in Narok county, Aitonhg boarding school and Narok high school were torched but no injuries were reported.

Two dorms were burnt in the third school, Watuka high school in Nyeri county but no injuries were also reported in the incident.

This comes hours after a student escaped death narrowly in a fire at K’Odero Obara Boys’ Secondary School in Rongo, Migori county on Monday.

In Trans Nzoia county, a dormitory was razed at Kapsara Secondary School on Sunday night.
In Nairobi, 15 students sustained injuries as they attempted to salvage their belongings in a dormitory fire at Lang’ata Boys’ High school on Sunday.

The school’s principal said this was the second arson attack on the 200-capacity facility.

The management of Sunshine Secondary School has one week to settle a case concerning an attempted arson attack.

Eight students were arrested after the incident last Friday night and taken to court on Monday.

Milimani chief magistrate Lucy Gitari released them on Sh50,000 bond each.

Twenty eight students of Rongai Boys’ High School were released on Sh10,000 cash bail each for attempting to burn one of their dormitories.

Their cases will be heard on December 14.

The increased arson cases in schools have pushed Knut to call for the immediate closure of all schools to address the increasing cases of fires.

Knut officials have placed the value of property damages in at least 120 schools so far at Sh0.5 billion.

Secretary general Wilson Sossion said in a statement that they believe the unrest resulted from changes to the school calendar, which he said were made without consultation.


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