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Acts of violence or a cry for help? What fuels Kenya’s school fires

Acts of violence or a cry for help? What fuels Kenya’s school fires

THE torching of schools by students has become a regular occurrence in Kenya over the past two decades. The most infamous of these is the dormitory fire at a secondary school near Nairobi in which 67 students were killed 20 years ago. This year, another spate of dormitory and school building fires forced the government to close all primary and secondary schools for a few days. Author TERESA A. WASONGA, Professor, Educational Administration, Northern Illinois University Amid a wave of deadly school fires in 2017, the government-run National Crime Research Centre conducted “a rapid assessment of arson in secondary schools”.…
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