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Kakamega Highschool Demands KSH 21 Million for Damages

Following a student’s unrest in Kakamega high school on November 6, the school’s administration is now demanding a collective amount of KSH 21 million from parents.

Through a letter addressed to parents and guardians of students in the institution, the school administration stated that all costs of damages will be shared among all students with each student having to pay Ksh 9,823 before being allowed into the school.

In addition, parents and guardians were asked to clear all fees arrears before the students report back to school. All students will however not be allowed back to school on the same day.

Form four learners will report back to school on November 15, form ones on November 21, form Twos on November 23 and form threes will report on November 25.

The school stated that all students should be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the given dates and should be at school before 8 am.

The school also indicated that the damage analysis carried out by the ministry of transport amounted to 16 million. The burnt dormitory amounted to KSH 12 million while the double deckers amounted to KSH 4 million.

Further, the administration stated that it would provide a mattress, two blankets and two bedsheets to 560 students whose items were destroyed by the inferno.

16 students have so far been arrested to aid in investigations towards the cause of the fire.

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