Five students from Itierio Girls High School in Kisii County have been charged with attempted arson.

The learners appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Paul Mutai at the Kisii Law Courts where they were accused of attempting to torch a dormitory at the school.

According to the charge sheet, on “November 9, 2021, at about 4 am the girls jointly attempted to unlawfully set fire to a building namely Elgon Dormitory the property of Itierio girls high school.”

The accused were also charged with being in possession of a sanitizer and a gas lighter within the school compound.

The students pleaded not guilty and were each released on a bond of Sh.50,000 or a cash bail of Sh.20,000.

The case is set for hearing on November 29, 2021.