NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 9 – Two students of Masii Boys High School have recorded statements on the razing down of one of their dormitories on Friday night.
On the very same night another dormitory, this time at St Don Bosco Boys in Kisii, caught fire.Fortunately there were no injuries in either instance with the Masii fire having started while the boys were out for their supper.
In Masii a petrol jerrycan was later recovered from the dormitory left standing negating suspicions that the fire had been started by an electrical fault as the school administration had initially believed.
Those who fought the fire worked for most of the night to keep it from spreading to other school buildings and the students were sent home the following morning.
The form four class was however away on an academic trip.
School principal Francis Muthusi said the students that started the fire were likely disgruntled by the extension of second term by the Ministry of Education.
The Masii and St Don Bosco fires are only the latest in a lengthening list that includes Itiero Boys High School in Kisii where students went on rampage after the school administration refused to let them watch a Euro 2016 match.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked school administrators to be more empathetic while his Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced that the government would not cover the repair costs of student unruliness.