CS Magoha has instructed teachers to confiscate all small-bottled sanitisers from Students
By Collins Orono
Education CS Prof George Magoha on Wednesday instructed teachers to confiscate all small-bottle sanitisers from students following a suspicious fire outbreak in some schools said to have been instigated using sanitizer.
Speaking during his visit to Our Lady of Fatima Girls Secondary School in Kariobangi North where he met education stakeholders, the CS noted that some students have been using sanitisers to start fires in schools.
“I want to tell teachers that they must not allow small-bottle sanitisers into schools. “If any child has portable sanitiser, it should be taken and kept and given when the child is leaving school,” said Magoha.
This comes just a day after property of unknown value was destroyed at Cheborge Boys Secondary School in Kericho after fire broke out in a dormitory.
One side of a twin dormitory was damaged but the cause of the fire is yet to be established.
“The twin dormitory held 300 students with one side having been destroyed by the fire,” said Joseph Birdai, the Bureti sub-county director of education.
Earlier this month, Magoha stated that large quantities of sanitisers will not be allowed in schools, directing that only about five litres will be allowed and will be handled by teachers.