Two held over dormitory arson as Nyamira School partially closes

Locals and County fire fighters helps in putting out the fire in Nyamira Boys' School on November 6, 2021. PHOTO/Dan Nyamanga, The Scholar Media Africa.

Police in Nyamira are holding two students from Nyamira Boys’ School for questioning over the torching of their dormitory on Saturday evening.
The two, according to a source who sought anonymity, could have information concerning the fire that destroyed a three-storey dormitory.
They are being held at the Nyamira central police station as police piece together information linking them to the fire.
“The two have been threatening to give a ‘signal’ to the rest of the boys and urging them not to ‘let them down’ when the time comes,” said the source.
“We strongly believe that they might be having a clue regarding to the Saturday night fire where property of over 400 students was destroyed,” added the source.
On Sunday, students whose items were destroyed by the fire were sent home to allow the school management repair the damaged building.

The affected are majorly form threes and a few form ones.
No casualty was reported in the incident.

According to the school principal George Onkundi, the boys will remain at home until when the dormitories are habitable again.
“We have sent the boys whose property was destroyed until we repair the houses. We will call them back as soon as they are ready and safe,” said the Principal.
This becomes the first school fire incident in Nyamira County.

Similar incidents continue rocking educational institutions across the nation.
In most cases, electricity fault has been ruled out in what could be arson attempts by students.
The most recent to be hit is the famous Maranda High School whose dormitory was burnt Sunday evening.

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