Five students from Machakos County have been arrested in connection to a fire incident that gutted down a dormitory at their school.
The five students from Masaani Girls Secondary School were arrested following investigations by DCI detectives in Machakos and are believed to be involved in setting ablaze a dormitory at the school leading to the destruction of students and school property estimated at Ksh 4 million.
The incident took place early this month.
“The five were arrested following investigations by DCI Machakos and are believed to be involved in setting ablaze a dormitory at the school leading to the destruction of students’ and school property estimated at 4 million,” said the DCI.
In a statement through their Twitter handle, the DCI said that the five students will be charged in court for Arson and other related offenses.
“It is worth noting that contrary to some myths and believes, being a student does not absolve one from criminal responsibility. Arson is a serious offense and is punishable by life imprisonment. We ask parents and teachers to continuously remind students on the wages of every act of criminality,” cautioned the DCI.
The DCI said that the National Police Service will take tough action against any perpetrators, their accomplices, and vendors of petroleum products and other flammables who are connected to fire incidences in schools.
They urged security agencies to ensure fire incidences in schools are expeditiously investigated and culprits charged promptly.