Three more schools were burnt Tuesday night in a new wave of arson, raising concerns on the crisis in the education sector.
The latest incidents were reported in Ruthimitu Secondary in Dagoretti, Muhoho Secondary in Gatundu and another school in Malindi where dormitories and classes were burnt.
According to the Kenya Red Cross Society, no one was injured in each of the incidents, which were contained with the help of the local communities.
“#MalindiSchoolFire Kilifi County #Fire #Brigade managed to put out the fire. No injuries reported. Cause fire not established,” one of the tweets from KRC stated.
“#RuthimituSchoolFire Kikuyu Fire #Brigade with combined effort from the community managed to contain the #fire.No #injuries reported.”
The incidents came a day after Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i presented an interim report on unrest in schools and announced the formation of a joint investigation team to unravel the cause of the fires.
The Education CS further announced plans to have parents take responsibility for their children who are involved in arson or vandalism.
According to the report, there are about 68 schools that have experienced arson, with the highest cases occurring in Kisii where structures in seven schools have been razed.
The study further shows that Nakuru had six cases being reported and Nyamira which experienced five cases of arson.