Thirteen students of Lang’ata High School charged for burning their school will be detained for five more days.
Nairobi Children’s court Chief Magistrate Lucy Gitari remanded the minors at Kamiti juvenile remand home to enable police conclude investigations.
It is following an application by the Director of Public Prosecution seeking custodial orders of 10 days for the police to conclude investigations.
In her ruling Magistrate Gitari awarded the prosecution five days saying she finds merit in that request.
“The allegations levelled against the subjects are serious. The court takes judicial notice of what has happened in other schools in the recent past and believe five days will be enough to complete investigations,” she said.
She said the five days will also help in determining whether the students will be charged in other courts after the prosecution alleged that some of them were above 18 years.
Director of Public Prosecution through state prosecutor Carol Mtai told the court that one of the students was found with a mobile phone which needed to be analyzed and possibly help arrest other accomplices.