Head Teachers Allowed To Close Schools To Prevent Arson Attacks
Parliamentary education committee members have given education cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi two weeks ultimatum to submit a comprehensive report on the on-going unrest in government secondary schools.
Addressing the media Jones Mwagogo from the committee says the burning is overwhelming and should not be ignored by the government.
Mwagogo further pointed out that both the teachers and students should be investigated as some fire cases is said to be orchestrated by teachers.
Meanwhile government spokesman Eric Kiraithe has asked headteachers who feel closing school for one week will prevent arson, should do so.
Kiraithe said this even as Malindi High School was closed today and three students and one teacher arrested following the arson attacks.