Five students from Mukaa Boys High School accused of burning a dormitory were arraigned in a Kilungu court and charged with arson.
Appearing before Principal Magistrate, Elizabeth Muiru, the five denied the charges and were each released on a bond of Sh500, 000 with a surety of the same amount.
The students were charged with two counts of burning school property contrary to section 332 (a) of the Penal Code.
They were arrested on Sunday for alleged involvement in the torching of the dormitory on Saturday at around 6.00pm.
The five are being held at Salama Police Station after they failed to raise the bond. The case will be mentioned on June 8.
By Roselyne Kavoo