Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha, has issued a directive on the burning down of schools during students unrest, stating that the government will not shoulder any responsibilities on the losses incurred.
This follows the recent spike in fire incidents, which has seen dormitories, laboratories and classes go up in flames in different schools across the country.
The CS stated that the government would not contribute towards rebuilding dormitories burnt by students.This means that the school administration and the parents will be forced to meet the expenses of reconstructing.
The remarks came as yet another school , Chavakali Boys high school inVihiga was closed this morning following overnight protests by students.
Reports say the students went on rampage Wednesday night causing huge destruction in the school. They also reportedly slaughtered a bull, roasted the meat and shared among themselves.
Images shared on social media showed one of the school dormitories up in flames, as another showed broken windows in various classrooms and the school bus. Firefighters from Vihiga County government responded to the scene to contain the inferno.
On Tuesday, a fire broke out at the Buru buru girls secondary school in Nairobi county and razed down a dormitory. The students had to be rushed to the nearby Metropolitan hospital where they were treated and discharged. Social media images had shown the girls jumping from dormitory windows to escape the fire.
On the same day, a fire at the Moi Girls, in Marsabit county. Sigalame Boys, Kabaka High School, and Gendia Secondary School all experience fires in different incidences last week.