St Ignatius Mukumu Secondary School students charged with arson

Seven students from St Ignatius Mukumu Secondary School were Friday charged with torching a dormitory.

The Form Two students were accused of setting the dorm, which housed 49 students, on fire and destroying their schoolmates' belongings.

They denied the charge before Kakamega Principal Magistrate Hazel Wandere and were each released on Sh50,000 bond or a Sh20,000 cash bail.

The case will be heard on August 10.

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Meanwhile, Ms Wandere allowed the police to detain a man accused of working with others to rob residents of Kakamega and Mumias towns. Fredrick Odera was arrested on Wednesday.

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