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Police arrests six students for allegedly planning to set their school a blaze in Siaya

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BY CORRESPONDENT,SIAYA,7TH JULY 2019-Police in Siaya have arrested  Six students of Usenge Boys School  for planning to torch the institution.

Police said the students were arrested when they were found with a jerrican of petrol and a match box.

“We are holding the six students as the investigations are ongoing to establish what was their motive,” Bondo Sub-County Police Commander Anthony Wafula said, “During an inspection of the dormitories they were found in possession of a jerrycan of petrol and match box.”

This incident  comes at a time when many cases of school firs are reported  across the country with most of them occurring during second term.The main reasons for these cases has been what the ministry of education has termed as fear for exams , change of school management, indiscipline among other reasons.

In recent days  some cases of unrest in some schools in parts of the country where students are reported to have attempted to torch their dormitories was reported to have a connection with the  delocalization of teachers’ policy which was recently introduced by the government . 

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