Five students at Koimbi Boys High School in Murang’a have been charged with arson.
They pleaded not guilty to the charge before Principal Magistrate Mr Edwin Nyaga who released them on a bond of each Sh200, 000 and a surety of similar amount.
“The case will be heard on December 6,” ruled the magistrate.
The suspects who are KCSE candidates were part of 10, who were interrogated for a week by police before, the five were believed to have been involved.
They were charged that on July 1, they burnt a school dormitory leading to the destruction of properties valued at Sh4.7 million.
Last week, parents at Koimbi boys were asked by their administration to each part with Sh12, 000 to cater for repairs to the damaged caused.
The police ruled out electric fault during their initial investigations, shortly after the fire broke out.
Elsewhere, in the same court, a suspect linked with the brutal murder of a businesswoman at Kandundu village will remain in police custody for 14 days.
Police applied to have Antony Kimani in their custody to enable completion of investigation over murder of Margaret Waithera.
Investigation officer Abdallah Ali told the court that the suspect was arrested on Monday thus need to be remanded at Murang’a police station.
“I need 14 days to complete investigations concerning the murder of Waithera, and it’s my wish the suspect be remanded,” said Ali.
The court granted police application with orders that he be brought back on July 18.
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