Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said if students think by burning schools they will escape doing exams, then they must rethink.
While speaking to the media on Saturday, Magoha said those who burn schools will have to do the exams under trees.
“If you are mad, why don’t you start burning the house of your parents? We will not allow burning of schools because that will not make you skip exams, ” he said.
Magoha also said parents will have to bare the burden of losses caused by fires in schools.
“If you burn a school, you are not punishing me but your parents as they are the ones to rebuild the buildings destroyed,” he said.
Magoha’s warnings came hours after a recent incident in Kisumu Boys where fire razed down a dormitory.
The fire was reported to have started at the dormitories at around 7.45 am and then spread to some classes.
Three dormitories and five classes were affected by the fire. The mathematics department was also affected.
Locals helped firefighters from Kisumu County, who rushed to the scene to stop the fire.
The cause of the fire is yet to be known.
Police in Kisumu launched investigations to unearth the cause of the fire at the school.
Kisumu Central deputy County Commissioner Hussein Alanson said the incident was unfortunate being that schools were just opened on Friday.
“We cannot say at the moment what is the cause of the fire. Investigations are on and at a later date will give a response as to what might have caused the fire,” he said.