A dormitory at Ololulunga boys’ high school in Narok South Sub County was early this morning reduced to ashes by the students.
Sources told KNA that the students were venting their anger after they were allegedly denied a chance to socialize with girls during last Sunday’s inter-schools service.
The incident comes barely a week after another dorm at Eor Ekule Secondary school was also razed down by the boys who blamed the school management of denying them a chance to fellowship together with the girls during a Sunday service.
Narok County Commander John Kizito said Mt Suswa dorm accommodating 198 students was reduced to ashes in the wee hours of the night after the student went on rampage.
“The school Principal Jacob Odera had reported that the dormitory dubbed Mt Suswa was on fire at around 2.30 am this morning, this led to the security team led by the Sub County Deputy County Commissioner Felix Kisalu to respond immediately,” he said.
Assisted by school staff and few students police managed to put off the fierce fire. However no one was injured in the incident, Kizito said.
“We are yet to establish the value of the property destroyed, last night, as investigations have been launched,” he said, adding that police investigations will unearth the specific individuals who were behind the arson.
Following the two incidents, leaders in Narok County have called on students to concentrate on their studies in order to perform well in national exaaminations and succeed in their future undertakings.
Speaking at Eor Ekule secondary school on the night of arson, Narok senator Ledama ole Kina regretted that despite his effort to push the government to build better schools in the region, the boys were busy destroying the buildings because of stupid thoughts.
“Some of you come from poor background and your only hope is in education, if you burn a school that is supposed to give you a better future because of stupid reasons, then the only thing I can do to you is to pity you,” said Ledama while addressing the students.