Tengecha High School closed over dormitory fire, 3 students arrested


Tengecha High School closed over dormitory fire, 3 students arrested
The dormitory burnt down at Tengecha Boys High School in Bureti Constituency, Kericho County on May 20, 2019. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Bureti OCPD Kamaria Augustine said three students have since been arrested in connection with the incident.
  • No student was injured during the incident.

Tengecha Boys High School in Bureti Constituency, Kericho County was on Monday closed indefinitely after the school dormitory was razed down in a suspected arson attack by students.

Property worth millions was razed down in the Monday 6am incident that occurred as students were in classes for the morning preps.

No student was injured during the incident.

The decision to close down the institution was arrived at after a five-hour meeting with security agencies and the school board of management, where the school Chairman Joshua Korir announced the closure to give them room to rebuild the dormitory and ease tension.

Bureti OCPD Kamaria Augustine said three students have since been arrested in connection with the incident.

“We have arrested three students suspected to be linked to the incident for interrogation so as to assist us with investigations. We are holding them at Litein police station and possibly arraign in court later ” said the OCPD.

Bureti Director of Criminal Investigations Stephen Ole Tanki said motive behind the incident was yet to be established.

In 2016, a near similar fire incident saw a three-storey dormitory gutted to the ground forcing the management to construct a new one.

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