Kenya: School Principal Arrested Following Dorm Fire

A school principal was arrested and detained at the Eldoret Police station in Uasin Gishu County in connection with arson attack on his institution.

Leseru High School Principal, Shadrack Ng’etich, was arrested on Wednesday night and detained at the station but was later released on a free bond.

He recorded a statement with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Head teachers and officials of Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) thronged the police station in solidarity with their colleague.

Uasin Gishu County Kuppet chairman Elijah Maiyo termA school principal was arrested and detained at the Eldoret Police station in Uasin Gishu County in connection with arson attack on his institution.

Leseru High School Principal, Shadrack Ng’etich, was arrested on Wednesday night and detained at the station but was later released on a free bond.

He recorded a statement with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Head teachers and officials of Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) thronged the police station in solidarity with their colleague.

Uasin Gishu County Kuppet chairman Elijah Maiyo termed the arrest as political.

“This issue has been politicised and we see no way it is connected with the arson attack,” said Mr Maiyo.

According to Maiyo, Mr Ng’etich vied for a political seat in the March 2013 General elections but lost.

Eldoret West Police boss Samuel Mutunga downplayed claims that the school head had been arrested.

“We have only summoned him here to record a statement. He is not under arrest,” said Mutunga.

No valuables were salvaged from the dormitory that went up in flames at the school.

A team of fire brigade from Uasin Gishu County government in Eldoret helped put out the fire. ed the arrest as political.

“This issue has been politicised and we see no way it is connected with the arson attack,” said Mr Maiyo.

According to Maiyo, Mr Ng’etich vied for a political seat in the March 2013 General elections but lost.

Eldoret West Police boss Samuel Mutunga downplayed claims that the school head had been arrested.

“We have only summoned him here to record a statement. He is not under arrest,” said Mutunga.

No valuables were salvaged from the dormitory that went up in flames at the school.

A team of fire brigade from Uasin Gishu County government in Eldoret helped put out the fire.

Source: The Nation