A Makueni Court has ordered for a probation report on seven students accused of arson at Kitonyini Secondary School.
The Senior Principal Magistrate, James Mwaniki on Friday ordered that the report be tabled before the court on July 16 before he makes a ruling in which the students – Clinton Seke, Josphat Mbwika, Josphat Muia, Kyalo Mulonzi, Kelvin Maingi, Timothy Kinama and Masoud Mohammed have denied setting ablaze a school dormitory thereby destroying property valued at Sh. 5 million.
According to the prosecution, the students committed the offense on July 28, 2016 at around 5.45 am.
In their defense, the accused told the court that they woke up at 4.30 am and proceeded for morning preps and could not tell who burned the dormitory.
The prosecution however, established that the students had contributed money aimed at purchasing petrol and one of the accused Kyalo Mulonzi, a day scholar, kept the money to buy the fuel that was used in burning the dormitory.
By Veronica Kaunda/Franciscar Kinyili/Roslyne Kavoo