Five students linked with school inferno arrested in Kenya

Detectives in Machakos county, Eastern Kenya, have arrested five students from Masaani Girls Secondary School in connection to a fire incident that gutted down a dormitory at the school on November 5, 2021.

The five were arrested following investigations by DCI Machakos and are believed to be involved in setting ablaze a dormitory at the school, leading to the destruction of students' and school property estimated at Ksh.4 million ($40000).

They will be charged in court for Arson and related offences.

DCI asked parents and teachers to continuously remind students of the wages of every act of criminality.

“It is worth noting that contrary to some myths and believes, being a student does not absolve one from criminal responsibility. Arson is a serious offence and is punishable by life imprisonment,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)

The agency said the National Police Services will take stern action against any perpetrators, their accomplices and vendors of petroleum products and other flammables who are connected to fire incidences in schools.

DCI urged its officers to ensure fire incidences in schools are expeditiously investigated, and culprits charged promptly.

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