Sunday, 26 June 2016

Itiero Boys students burn down school dormitories


Abdikarim Hussein 1 hour ago 8273
– Unruly students of Itiero boys high school  burnt school facilities after a night of rampage 
– The students also prevented fire fighters from reaching the burning school properties as they pelted the fire fighters with stones
– Heavily armed police officers had a difficult time containing the students who had already burnt 11 dormitories out of the 12 in the school
– Kisii Governor James Ongwae in a statement expressed his regret about the incident 
Unruly students from Itiero Boys High School in Suneka, Kisii county on Saturday night, June 25 went on a rampage torching the school facilities.
The rampaging students also blocked the Kisii-Migori road and pelted with stones anyone who dared venture close to the school.
Fire fighters were also not spared by the rioting students who blocked them from accessing the school to contain the fire.
Itiero Boys students burn down school dormitories
Itiero boys students went on a rampage burning school facilities.
Heavily armed police officers had to be called to disperse the rioting students who had already torched eleven dormitories at the school out of 12.
Kisii Governor James Ongwae in a statement expressed his anger and disappointment after the incident terming the actions by the students as regrettable.
The students according to police, went on rampage after the school administration denied them chance to watch the ongoing Euro 2016 football tournament.
Kisii South OCPD David Mburukwa confirmed football was the reason the students torched the dormitories.
The students also vandalised the school dining hall and laboratory as well as raiding the principals office.
The rowdy students also damaged the school canteen and invaded a neighboring school and caused further damages.
Itiero Boys students burn down school dormitories
Students at Itiero Boys High School burnt 11 dormitories out of 12 in the school.
In March 26, 2001, in Machakos County a group of students set fire to a dormitory at Kyanguli Mixed Secondary School killing 63 students.
The Kyanguli school tragedy is regarded as the deadliest school arson attack in Kenya.
The 63 students killed in the tragedy  aged from 14 to 20 years and were in Form Four.
Cover photo: Ongwae/Facebook

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