The rampant arson attacks being witnessed in various schools continue to stun the country while stakeholders in the education sector continue to engage in blame game.
The wave of fires has so far hit over 100 schools within a period of two months with the saddening incidences being reported on a daily basis.
A look at the growing list of schools affected by the attack indicates that Kisii County where the arson first started with Itiero Boys School razing down seven dormitories is still the most notorious. It is reported that 18 schools from the region have gone up in flames within the last two months.
It happens every other season especially when mock exams are about to start. The fires have majorly being witnessed in the dormitories and on few occasions classrooms have caught fire.
The cause of fires in our schools is the hard question, but it seems no one has the answer.
School managers and parents admit that some schools are sitting on a time bomb, incapable of dealing with any emergency.
The CS Fred Matiangi said causes of school unrest included disharmony among teachers and the lack of commitment by managers. The Education Ministry has heightened attempts to find a solution to the arson cases, with various leaders suggesting measures for managing the crisis.
Here is the list of some of affected schools in Ukambani:
1. Kalimani Secondary School – Kitui County
2. Mitamisyi Secondary School – Kitui County
3. Ndatani Girls Secondary School – Kitui County
4. St. Luke Boys High School – Kitui County
5. Kyome Boys Secondary School- Kitui County
6.Mutito Boys High School – Kitui County
7. Mokowe Mixed Secondary – Machakos County
8. Kathangani Secondary School – Machakos County
9. Masii Boys High School – Machakos County
10. Matungulu Seconadry School – Machakos County
11. Mbukuni Secondary School – Machakos County
12. Mwaani Girls Seconadry School – Makueni County