Students Arrested After Fire Burns Down Karabok Secondary School Dormitory

A dormitory was burnt at Karabok Mixed Secondary School in Rachuonyo South Sub-county on November 11, 2021. [Courtesy]

Police in Homa Bay County have arrested three students over a fire that burnt a dormitory at Karabok Secondary School in Rachuonyo South Sub-County, in Homabay County on Thursday morning.

The trio was arrested for allegedly burning the 120-students’ capacity dormitory, where all students’ personal effects were razed.

Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan said the fire broke out when students were in class for morning lessons, adding that they suspect it was arson.

“The preliminary investigations have unearthed leads which link the students to burning the dormitory,” Lilan said.

Lilan said the three students were arrested by detectives and taken to Oyugis Police Station where they are being detained for further interrogation and helping the police with investigations.

He said the three students if found to have caused the fire, will be arraigned in court to face charges.

The County Commissioner confirmed that no injury was reported in the fire incident whose cause has not been established.

The school’s management said although no student was injured in the incident, nothing was salvaged.

Police moved to the scene and conducted investigations which led to the arrest of the three

Apart from Karabok Secondary School, Ringa Boys and Gendia Boys are schools in Rachuonyo that have been burnt.

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