Three Maranda High School students have been arrested following yesterday’s fire that razed a 630-capacity dormitory
Confirming the arrest, the school’s Board of Management Chairperson Eng. Carey Orege said the three students are in Form Two.
The Boaz Owino Complex, which houses Form One students, went up in flames yesterday at around 11:00 am, after days of a bitter stand-off that led to the suspension of 400 Form four students.
Bondo Deputy County Commissioner Richard Karani said an investigation had been launched.
“It is true there is a fire incident at Maranda High School,” he said, “we have a team on the ground and an investigation has been launched.”
Firefighters from Siaya County were immediately called in to try put out the blaze.
This prompted the school administration and other stakeholders to convene an urgent meeting that resolved to close the school indefinitely.
Last week on Thursday, all Form Four students were sent home indefinitely after the management accused them of planning to burn the school over various grievances.
The fire incident comes barely four days after over 400 form four students were indefinitely sent home for allegedly threatening to burn the school.
The form four students had allegedly refused to sit for their internal examinations and threatened to burn the school.