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Form 1 Student from Tengecha Girls Charged With Arson for Allegedly Burning Dorm as Trial Pends

A form one girl from Tengecha girls secondary school has been charged with arson.

This is after the girl allegedly sent into flames a twin dormitory, causing destruction of approximately Ksh 4 million.

Tengecha Girls High school is located at Kapkatet location in Bureti sub-county, Kericho County.

The girl whose identity has been conceled to protect her privacy considering she is a minor has been remanded and held custody at the Kericho juvenile home pending trial.

Standing before Kericho Resident Magistratw Elizabeth Karani, the 15 years-old girl denied her involvement in the arson charges.

According to police reports presented in the court, the girls is said that on June 26,202, she willingly and unlawfully sent two dormitories on fire destroying massive property.

The student was also granted a bond of Ksh 100, 000 with one surety of a similar amount after she pleaded not guilty.

Photo: Remains if the twin dorm burnt at Tengecha girls on 26th June, 2021.

Ms Karani while reading her verdict directed that the student should not by any chance be seen in or near the institution until her trial is over.

A probation report tabled before the court showed that the minor was a habitual thief who stole from fellow students and was also regarded as a liar by her teachers.

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Elizabeth Karani Kapkatet Kericho Kericho County Tengecha

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