Uriri students raze dormitory after being denied to watch AFCON match

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Uriri students raze dormitory after being denied to watch AFCON match
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Police are investigating a fire incident at Uriri High School in Migori County where students are said to have burnt a dormitory on Sunday night in protest.

The students were allegedly aggrieved after being denied permission to watch the Africa Cup of Nations group C match between Kenya’s Harambee Stars and Algeria’s Desert Foxes

Learning has been suspended at the school where students allegedly set ablaze a dormitory shortly before 11 PM.

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According to the school principal, Nicholas Hongo, an alarm was raised by the school watchman that the dormitory had been set ablaze before the neighbouring community and students themselves came in to contain the situation.

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Property of unknown value was destroyed during the inferno.

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“No casualties have been reported, we have launched an investigation into the incident and soon we will know what transpired,” a senior police officer told journalists.

Parents are lamenting about the increased cases of indiscipline at the institution accusing the school’s management of irregular admissions.

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The fire comes barely three weeks after another dormitory was razed within the school when the students were reportedly barred from interacting with visiting girls at the school.

The visiting girls are said to be part of a group of girl guides and scouts who were camping at the school’s playground.

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