A Teacher Of a Renowned School Arrested over an arson attack
A teacher of Taranganya Boys High school in Kuria West sub-County in Migori county has been arrested alongside a student over an arson attack.
According to the police, the duo started a fire that razed a dormitory at Taranganya Boys High school on Saturday night.
Kuria West sub-County Police Commander Cleti Kimaiyo said the teacher, and a student are in their custody.
“We have also recovered two mobile phones and kept them as exhibits for forensic investigation. The two are in custody pending further investigation,” said Kimaiyo.
The officer said Gabriel Kiyeny, the school principal, reported the matter.
“The fire started at around 2130 hours when the students were in classes. Unknown suspects allegedly jumped over the fence next to the dormitory,” said Kimaiyo. The dormitory houses about 200 students.
This comes at a time when fears of arson attacks are still rocking boarding schools despite learners having resumed from half term less than two weeks ago.
In siaya county for instance, two schools have been closed indefinitely. At Rangala high school, the management sent home 1,000 students to avert the destruction of property after they demanded to be released home for the December holidays.
School Board of Management chairman Stephen Onyango said the students became unruly and insisted they wanted to go home.
According to Onyango, the students said they are not used to being in school in December since it is the month they tour countries like Dubai and South Africa.
“The principal tried to calm them down, but they would hear none of it. We consulted and agreed that the principal releases them to go home before they resort to damaging the school property,” he said.
At Maranda High School in Bondo, the management closed the learning institution indefinitely following a Sunday morning fire that burned the second floor of Boaz Owino Complex. This happened even after al form fours had been suspended indefinitely for attempting to torch the school.