15 Ratanga School students grilled over dormitory fire


Ratanga Boys Secondary has since been closed indefinitely.
Ratanga Boys Secondary has since been closed indefinitely following the fire incident. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • The incident occurred while students were watching the World Cup finals on Sunday.
  • They reportedly complained of poor diet as one of reasons for torching their sleeping area.
  • Ratanga Secondary School has since been closed indefinitely.

15 students from Ratanga Boys Secondary School are being interrogated at Ndhiwa Police Station over suspected arson.

The students from Form Three and Form Four classes are being questioned after a dormitory at their school was set ablaze.

According to Central Kwabwai Location Chief Patrick Lumumba, eight of them admitted to having torching the dormitory.

The incident occurred while students were watching the World Cup finals on Sunday.

Lumumba further added that the Ratanga Secondary School students claimed that they raised Ksh.90 to buy petrol from a nearby trading center.

The Ratanga School mission and vision. Photo/COURTESY

The students reportedly complained of poor diet as one of reasons for torching their sleeping area.

Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum confirmed that the students are in police custody and are assisting them with investigations.

Ratanga Secondary has since been closed indefinitely.

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