Arson caused fire at Kenyan school that killed nine girls: minister

Arson caused fire at Kenyan school that killed nine girls: ministerBy John Ndiso and Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s education minister said on Monday that arson was to blame for a weekend fire that killed nine pupils at a girls’ boarding school and that there had been similar attacks on other schools around the country. More than 120 schools around the country were set on fire last year, according to research by a Canadian professor. Minister Fred Matiang’i said some arson attacks had been related to fights over staff appointments in schools, where senior positions can bring financial rewards.



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