Nine schoolgirls accused of setting dormitory ablaze arrested

Weru Integrated Secondary School

A woman inspects burnt boxes and other items following a fire incident inside a boys’ dormitory at Weru Integrated Secondary School in Nyeri County on February 16, 2021. Nine students from Mugumo Girls High School in Kirinyaga County who are suspected to have set ablaze a dormitory have been arrested and locked up at Kianyaga Police Station.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The students are said to have used cigarette filters to light the fire which burnt the dormitory.
  • Authorities warn students engaging in unlawful activities that will not be spared.

Nine secondary school girls accused of setting a dormitory ablaze have been arrested by police in Kirinyaga County.


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