Detectives in Machakos county have arrested five students in connection to a fire incident that gutted down a dormitory at the school on 5th November, 2021.
The five students from Masaani Girls Secondary School were arrested following investigations by detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation based in Machakos.
“…they are believed to be involved in setting ablaze a dormitory at the school leading to the destruction of students and school property estimated at Sh4 million,” read police statement.
They will be charged in court for Arson and related offences.
“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 offense and is punishable by life imprisonment. We ask parents and teachers to continuously remind students on the wages of every act of criminality,” cautioned the police.
The police has said that they will take tough action against any perpetrators, their accomplices and vendors of petroleum products and other flammables who are connected to fire incidences in schools.