Chief Administrative Secretary in the ministry of education Simon Kachapin has said that parents are going to carry out the burden cost of property destroyed during unrest in schools .
According to the report, 40 schools have been torched since the beginning of this year. .
Speaking on Friday at Kisii Boys National School when he toured to assess and inspect the situation of the school whose dormitory was razed by fire on Tuesday night, Kachapin said that the burden of costs will be on the parents .
He noted that the government has invested a lot of resources in education and it won’t bear any costs resulted from the fire incidents. .
“This is unacceptable, we will not condone such behaviors in our schools, we want our students to grow in a responsible manner. Parents will pay for the lost property,” he said.
He stated that the culprits who were involved in the unrest of schools will face the law.
“Criminal offense is treated as criminal, be it delinquent, the culprits will not be set free,” said Kapchain.
He noted that the law must be respected and it should be applied fully.
Kapchain stated that in future they should encourage day schools instead of boardings as a way of dealing with the witnessed situations. .
Kapchain warned those students who might attempt to torch schools saying they will be arrested and prosecuted.
According to the report in the year 2016, 400 schools were torched and much property were lost.
He asked students to be responsible and channel their grievances in a better ways not through torching of schools.
The CAS said that serious action will be taken on the suspects once investigation has been completed.