Taming school fires:Five St. Mary’s Yala Students Questioned For Allegedly Plotting To Burn School

Taming school fires:Five St. Mary’s Yala Students Questioned For Allegedly Plotting To Burn School

BY JOAN WANJIKU,9TH NOV,2021-Five students of St. Mary’s School, Yala, in Siaya County were on Tuesday taken into police custody for interrogation on allegations of plotting to torch the school.

Siaya County Director of Education Nelson Sifuna said the five were behaving in a manner likely to suggest they were upto something sinister, forcing the school administration to whisk them to police for interrogation.

“The school administration noticed some students behaving in a strange manner, it is like they wanted to follow in the footsteps of Maranda and immediately surrender them to police for interrogations,” said Mr. Sifuna.

Gem sub-county Police Commander Charles Chacha confirmed interrogating the students before releasing them saying they were unable to establish any motive or items pointing towards an attenpt to burn the school.

Principals in Siaya County are on high alert following the incident at Maranda High School in Bondo where two dormitories were torched on Sunday night.

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