Students from across the nation over have clarified, in their own words, why they have so far blazed 114 schools in one of the most noticeably awful episodes of illegal conflagration.
A form three student at Adega Mixed School in Homa Bay, whose residence was blazed a week ago, faulted the burning for the Instruction service for counteracting exam conning.
The banning of third term petitions and restricting visits by guardians and watchmen was additionally a reason, as indicated by a Form Four student at Homa Bay’ Samanga Mixed Secondary School.
“You cannot limit the number of times our parents and guardians should visit us, that is outright dictatorship. Some students come from poor backgrounds and we must have money for our upkeep,” he said.
“At a time like now in the academic calendar, candidates would have started collecting money and organising how they are going to get the final examination papers but this is not the case this year,” said one of the students.
This would tend to support the views of Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i who says cheating cartels are funding the fire saga’s.
Another student mentioned that “The administration is too strict on us thus widening the gap between it and the students.”
They also blamed the head teacher’s frequent absence from the school, making it difficult for them to air their grievances.
“Insecurity in the school is affecting us greatly. People sneak into the school and steal our belongings such as mattresses when we are in class. This is also our cause of concern because the administration has not addressed it,” the students said.