Five Mukaa Secondary Students arraigned in Makindu Court over Riots

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Students from Mukaa Secondary which was closed indefinitely after rioting that left a dormitory burnt down.

Five students of Mukaa Boys High School in Makueni County were arraigned at the Makindu law courts on Tuesday and charged with offences of torching school property.

School property worth more than Sh3 million were destroyed when one of the school dormitories was burnt down on Saturday night.

The five were among 12 students who had been arrested by police after a dormitory at the school was razed down on Saturday night destroying belongings of 100 students who occupied the dormitory including mattresses and books.

The other students who had been earlier arrested but did not appear in court were set free after being cleared of blame during investigations.

Administration block of Mukaa Boys Secondary School

The accused pleaded not guilty before Principal Magistrate Charles Mayamba and were released on a cash bail of Ksh.500,000 each.

The other students who had been earlier arrested were set free after they being cleared of blame during investigations.

The five pleaded not guilty before Principal Magistrate Charles Mayamba and were released

The case will be mentioned Mention on June 8, 2021.

The fire is said to have begun at around 6pm on the said day, destroying the belongings of 100 students who occupy the dormitory including mattresses and books.

No casualties were however recorded as students and nearby area residents worked together to put out the flames before firefighters arrived.

The school Principal, Francis Mutua, said probe into the cause of the fire is still ongoing.

 

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