School arsonists mirror society

Kakamega High School

Firemen putting out fire on a burning dormitory at Kakamega High School on November 6, 2021.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The first question to ask is, why and how did the madness of burning schools start?
  • Why have the current crop of students turned to express their anger through copy-cat arsonist acts and violence?

Following the spate of fires in schools, some leaders have suggested draconian and harsh punishment for the implicated students. The punishment involves not allowing the students to transfer to other schools and banning them from employment in perpetuity. How do we expect difficult students to survive their adult years without being given a second chance?


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