The charred remains of a dormitory at Maranda High School has led the school’s board to decide that it will be closed indefinitely. The decision was reached after an emergency meeting held on Monday, where six students were arrested and brought before police for questioning in relation with Sunday night’s fire which gutted part of their 200-bed capacity building. Director Nelson Sifuna said Siaya county is working closely alongside Bondo police station because many more witnesses have come forward since then while also providing support services such as counseling if mental health issues arise from trauma experienced during these events.
The county director further noted that security guards will also be interrogated.
He called for calm among all stakeholders.
“The students will soon be recalled once proper mechanisms have been put in place,” Sifuna said.
He said that the value of damage to a building may have been yet to be established and therefore amount each student will pay can not immediately determined. He urged principals in county remain vigilant avoid such incidents at schools they lead