Ksh. 21M It Is! Kakamega High School Asks Parents To Shoulder The Cost Of Indiscipline

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 To bear for damages caused by the fire incident that occured on November 6, 2021,Kakamega High School parents will have to pay a sum total of Ksh21 million .
According to a letter  dated November 11, addressing   parents and guardians of students at the  institution, the school management indicated that all costs of damages will be shared among the learners when learning resumes.
The school administration further stated that students will have to pay Ksh9,823 before they are allowed back to school.
Parents and guardians were promoted to clear all fees arrears before they accompany their son  back to school.
The candidate class will report back to school on November 15, Form 1 on November 21, Form 2 on November 23 and Form 3 will report on November 25.
In the letter, the school indicated the Ministry of Transport carried out an analysis of the damage done, with the burned down dormitory amounting to Ksh12 million while the double-decker beds destroyed in the inferno amounted to Ksh4 million.
The administration stated it will provide a mattress, two blankets and two bedsheets to 560 students whose items were destroyed in the fire.
Following the fire incident at the National School, police launched investigations and arrested 16 students to shed light on the cause of the fire.
Kakamega Governor, Wycliffe Oparanya, proposed tougher punishment for students behind the current wave of increased school unrest, that has left infrastructure in dozens of learning institutions burnt to ashes.
Speaking during the burial of Agnetta Ayuma Bukaya on Saturday, November 6, the governor pointed out that they should serve a minimum sentence of 60 years in order to serve as a lesson to others.
“What I know is that there won’t be government funds that will go to repairing the schools. We as parents should warn our kids not to commit such atrocities.
“I instruct the magistrate that if they find any student guilty, he or she should be jailed for 60 years and they get out when they are older. This is to serve as a lesson to others,” The former CoG chair stated.

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