More than 100 schools have been set alight in the past few months in Kenya, with officials blaming students.
In a space of three months, 113 secondary schools have been partially destroyed by arson.
The cause of the fires is still not clear as some officials blame it on exam cheats who are alarmed at a crackdown and reforms to the education sector.
5 schools went up in flames in one night last week.
Some 150 students have been arrested and 45 charged with arson as Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, blamed head teachers for failing to put in place “coherent and focused structures for engagement in schools.”
The Education Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, is due to meet members of the clergy to find solutions to the school fires.
The meeting comes a day after one held between the Teachers Service Commission ,Officials of the Ministry of Education and Head Teachers’ representatives.
The hashtag #EndSchoolFires has been trending in Kenya.
— Kenya Red Cross (@KenyaRedCross) July 28, 2016
I am sure the 2016 KCSE results will have Starehe at the top. We must say no to leakages and get genuine results once again. #EndSchoolFires
— Kwamboka Oyaro (@KwambokaO) July 29, 2016
It is very expensive to society when corruption fights back. #EndSchoolFires
— Anyang’ Nyong’o (@AnyangNyongo) July 28, 2016
Student should stop their madness,y burn a school yet uko huko 4yrs,then wakitoka waanze kuchoma maindi ati life ni hard. #EndSchoolFires
— Vitalis Omboyi, JNO (@Mr_vitoh) July 28, 2016
The khaleesi demon have invaded our kids. Beside cartels, I think the kids have been watching alot of Games of Throne. #EndSchoolFires
— The Trumpetist (@ItsTrumpetist) July 29, 2016
Cant wait to see the new KCSE results in 2017 after the cartels holes have been shut.A guy leading nationally with B plain #EndSchoolFires
— Kenipedia™ (@KennStiffler) July 28, 2016
If a child
402</a> can bet <a href="https://twitter.com/SportPesa">SportPesa and win 9000,how do you expect him tonstay in school yet they known there are no jobs #EndSchoolFires
— gabuFords (@gabuotieno) July 29, 2016