Schools set on fire; teachers blame government

Community leaders are asking students to protest in a peaceful way

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KENYA (WWLP) – Over the past few weeks, more than 100 schools across Kenya have been set on fire by students.

Teachers have blamed the Kenyan government for the outbreak after the cabinet secretary for education announced plans to ban mid-term breaks.

The government has blamed exam cheats and pressure on students as the reasons behind the arson attacks.

Community leaders are asking students to protest in a peaceful way. Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, from the Kenya Anglican Church, said, “We also want to remind our students that in the case of demanding for their rights, they must exercise responsibility.”

The large scale of the attacks threaten thousands of students across the country, and both government and community leaders are trying to find a way to end the crisis.

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