Two students arrested over St. Mary’s Girls Thigio inferno

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Police are holding two students from St Mary’s Girls Secondary School Thigio in Limuru Sub County in connection with the Saturday night inferno that saw two dormitories razed down.

The two are helping the police with the investigation.

It’s reported that the inferno razed down the dormitory which houses 100 students leaving the students and the school management counting nothing but losses.

According to Kariuki Mwangi Ndeiya the sub-county education director, while confirming the incident said that the school has since been closed indefinitely.

“The school has been closed until further notice so that the school board can ascertain the damage and repairs be done,” Kariuki said.

No student was hurt during Saturday’s incident.

The worth of the property was not immediately established which included books, beddings, mattresses, shoes, uniforms, and other personal effects.

Area Member of Parliament John Kiragu visited the school and donated 250 mattresses.

Kiragu said his office will work with the school’s BOM and the Ministry of Education so as to see the students resume in classrooms quickly.

“After all, the syllabus has to be covered before the exams are sat.

We have to sit down and work out a plan that will help the students and the Form 4 candidates sit for their final exams” he said.

The legislator also urged the school to enhance the security surveillance measures so as to prevent any other heinous acts in the school.

“The school management needs to visit other boarding schools and learn how they have done to keep watch of the whole school,” he noted.

By Felix Wanderi

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