Students Burning Schools Will Be Prosecuted – IG

Police will prosecute truant students burning school dormitories or recommend their detention in borstal institutions, Inspector General Joseph Boinett said yesterday.

He said police are concerned about the wave of arson in schools. Boinett asked the heads of those schools to take extra precaution during the mock exams.

“Where their actions are proven to be criminal in nature, we will subject them to the due process of law,” he said. The IG was addressing journalists at his Jogoo House offices. Boinett said muggings, burglaries and petty thefts have reduced since the government embarked on destruction of illicit brews around the country.

“Following the crackdown on illegal alcohol, we have witnessed significant reduction in crimes,” the IG said. The police boss said officers are also addressing terror and cattle rustling. He said sufficient arrangements have been made to ensure adequate security during US President Barack Obama’s visit. Obama will land in Nairobi on Friday. Boinett said parents should not worry about their children on Friday because Obama will arrive after the school day ends.