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Kakamega: Any Student Found Guilty of Arson Should Be Jailed 60 Years, Says Oparanya

Heavy jail term that extends to 60 years for the students found guilty in involvement in burning school,  says Kakamega Governor Wycliffe 

He also urged the magistrates to hand harsh jail terms to students involved and proper discipline should be introduced in schools.

“Tell them we have sent them to school to study not burning schools. I advise magistrates if you find cases of children burning schools, jail them for sixty years. So that they come out of jail when old. Because we need discipline in this country. You can not have a country where people do whatever they want,” Oparanya said 

The Governor said that government will not provide funds to reinstated the destroyed properties,  as all cost will be on the parents, just as the CS Education  George Magokha said earlier. 

“The national government will not provide money to be used in repairing the buildings destroyed in the fires. Parents will be forced to provide the money needed for the repairs. Since the onset of the pandemic, people have gone through a lot of economic hardships,” he added 

His suggestions just came few days after Kakamega High School closed down following the burning of two dormitories, and 16 students arrested following the incident.

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