Twelve high school students were arrested on suspicion of burning down a school dormitory.

Police arrested the 12 Mukaa Boys High School students after the Saturday night fire destroyed the property of unknown value.

The school authorities said investigations into what started the fire is still ongoing as police continue to hold the students suspected to be behind the attack.

In February 2021, police arrested five students from Karumandi Boys High School after a fire razed down a dormitory in the learning institution.

The school principal said 83 students lost all their belongings in the arson attack. Attempts by the learners to put out the fire was unsuccessful.

Earlier this year Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha warned learners involved in burning schools that their parents will foot the bill of destroyed property.

He also warned that students caught in such cases will be held criminally liable and punished in court.

CS Magoha said those above eight years will be jailed to dissuade others from engaging in such crimes.

He further added that they will also be put in a database, restricting their opportunities in the near future.

“Any child over eight years is liable to criminal prosecution. Other than paying for damages, they will not be able to criminally get away with it. Again, we will have a database of learners who are involved in these arson cases, and they will be followed up in their future lives,” the Education CS said.