School closed indefinitely after rioting students’ torch buildings

Onjiko High School in Nyando, Kisumu County has been closed down indefinitely after students went on rampage and set a dormitory and a store on fire destroying property of unknown value.

The school’s Principal Mr. Alfred Edward Ochiel disclosed that the administration alerted the police after detecting tension among the students before the Saturday night incident.

Ochiel said the authorities were not able to cool down the students who set ablaze the Oyugi dormitory and a store as Police and school administration watched helplessly.

Addressing the Press Monday, the Principal said the administration decided to close the institution on Sunday indefinitely as they were no longer able to guarantee the safety of the students within the institution.

The incident comes only two weeks after form four students were suspended following a strike that left property of unknown value damaged.

The students went on rampage after the administration allegedly turned down their demand to be allowed to contribute Sh, 9000 towards securing better grades in 2016’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE examinations.

The closure comes only a day before the suspended form fours were schedule to appear before the school’s management board.

Source; Kenya News Agency