Students detained for two weeks for alleged burning of a school

Six pupils detained in connection with a dormitory fire at Maranda High School on Sunday night will be held in police custody for two weeks.

Maranda High School is located in the defunct Nyanza province.

Police had requested Bondo Resident Magistrates’ Court to grant more days for investigations.

The inferno, whose origin was unknown, broke out in the school’s dormitory, housing about 200 students destroying property of unknown value.

No casualty was reported, and the school was indefinitely closed yesterday pending investigation.

Bondo Resident Magistrate Stella Mathenge dismissed the students’ plea for a bond.

The case will be heard on November 23.

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