Three Murray Girls students detained for plans to burn down school

Murray Girls’ High School. [Courtesy]

Police detain three students from Murray Girls High School for attempted arson.

The institution is one of the oldest and most successful high schools in the coastal region built in 1905 by the Church Missionary Society.

This brings the number of students arrested to date for suspected arson in the region to five. Two other students at Lushangonyi’s St Mary’s High School for Boys were also arrested for torching a dormitory last Sunday.

Mwatate Sub-County Police Commander Abdille Ahmed confirmed the arrest and said the suspects would be brought to justice this week.

The police commander said officers recovered a jerry can filled with gasoline, firewood and books that the students planned to use to burn down one of the school’s dormitories with more than 700 students.

“The Form Three students confessed that they wanted to burn the school down and we got them some exhibits. We will seek a detention order to detain them and complete our investigations before indicting them, ”Ahmed said. The standard yesterday.

During the St Mary’s Boys incident, the boys are being held at the Wundanyi Police Station.

“The students are being held for arson and destruction of property,” County Police Commander Patrick Okeri said.

County education director Samuel Wanjohi said he sent the sub-county education director to the school to assess the damage caused by hell.

“I am still awaiting a full report on the matter,” he said.

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