Lumakanda Boys’ botched arson attack as police probe

Security has been heightened at St. Lukes Lumakanda Boys Secondary School in Lugari Constituency, Kakamega County, after a foiled attempt to burn the school last night, as cases of arson attacks continue to be witnessed across the country.

Lugari OCPD Bernard Macharia said the school’s office, food store and dormitories were the most targeted, adding that some examination papers in the office of the Director of Studies were found burned but the fire went off before further damage.

He said the fire is likely to have been lit through the window, and further indicated that eleven beds in some dormitories had been poured petrol ready to be lit.

Macharia says preliminary investigations exclude students from the incident, adding that it must have been an inside job conducted by a school staff or outsiders.

This even as police in Turbo in the neighbouring Uasin Gichu County investigate persons behind a leaflet dropped by a suspected arsonist in Paul Boit High School along Lumakanda-Eldoret route.

According to the Principal William Kemei, they recovered a leaflet in the school compound and suspect it was secretly dropped by a potential arsonist.

 

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