In Summary
  • The suspects were arraigned before Bomet Senior Resident Magistrate Kipkirui Kiboinet on Monday morning.  

  • Bomet Governor Hillary Barachok has called for enhanced safety in schools to avert disasters in the learning institutions.

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the fire that burnt down two dormitories at Kipsuter Boys Secondary School in Bomet County.

Bomet County Criminal Investigations Officer Jacob Muli said four students and a petrol attendant were arrested at the weekend by detectives investigating the last Wednesday incident.

Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed in the incident which destroyed two timber walled dormitories which housed 143 students.

SUSPECTS ARRAIGNED

The suspects were arraigned before Bomet Senior Resident Magistrate Kipkirui Kiboinet on Monday morning.  

“Having taken note that four of the accused persons are minors, plea is deferred until (Monday) afternoon to enable them (suspects) secure the services of an advocate to represent them,” said Mr Kiboinet.

The case is being   prosecuted by state counsel Ms Patriciah Kariuki.

The petrol attendant in police custody – Ibrahim Ngeno, 36, is claimed to have sold petrol to the students who used it to torch the dormitory.

The students lost mattresses, blankets, sheets, clothes and other personal effects.  

FIRE INCIDENTS

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