Police hold two guards after school broken into

Police in Kisumu are holding two watchmen after a school was broken into and learning material stolen.

The two, Sepeta Ole Kashu and George Chuchu were arrested today after the Saturday night incident at Obwolo Primary School in Kisumu East.

School head teacher Peter Opasi said they lost a public address system, a projector, a wireless phone, a gas cylinder among other material.

According to the teacher, the robbers accessed his office through the back window, before accessing adjacent offices and the staff room.

“These people may have had enough time to do all the damage checking on the kind of movement they made in these offices,” said Opasi.

By Monday, teachers were still cross checking their belonging to find out the exact amount of loss from the robbery, with Opasi saying almost all the teachers’ lockers were broken into.

Opasi said he was informed about the incident on Sunday, and when he moved to school he did not get satisfactory explanation from the watchmen.

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He then reported the matter to Obwolo AP post prompting the arrest of the two watchmen, who were still being held by the time of going to press.

Morning lessons were temporarily interrupted on Monday as teachers tried to assemble their teaching material which had been scattered all over the offices.

“Once we are through with this exercise, I will be able to know exactly what we have lost so that I can make official statement with the police, and with the Ministry and let relevant authorities pick on the investigations,” he said.

County Police Commander Benson Maweu confirmed the arrests, saying the guards were being treated as suspects and are set to be arraigned in court today (Tuesday).

“The suspects are helping police to put together a preliminary report about the matter, and they are likely to be arraigned in court tomorrow,” said Maweu, adding that the value of the stolen goods was yet to be identified.

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