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Revealed: How the Moi Girls Fire was planned and executed in a WhatsApp Group of 5

Shocking details

According to the ongoing investigations by Police officer who are looking into the matter, the initial plan was to burn the dormitory on August 31, some two days after students reported back to school from home.

Details have emerged of a five-member WhatsApp group extracted from the lead suspect’s phone, which show the incident was planned during the holiday.

According to the phone details, the 14-year-old girl was categorical that she intended to burn the school for a variety of reasons among them her hatred for the institution which she had been struggling to leave.


WhatsApp group details

In the WhatsApp group, the five members, all students at the institution discussed the incident.

The suspect in police custody, according to the thread was more vocal and seemed irritated.

“I will burn the school,” reads one of the messages.

Another says, “I will burn the school because my parents refused to take me to (names of the school withheld). I want to do something that will shock them.”


The suspect is also said to have a passion for writing, a fact she has also admitted.

“She has been writing about magic and cults…disturbing material,” said detective who talked to Capital FM news.

Detectives privy to the ongoing investigations say sanitizer, a cleaning detergent and perfumes were used to intensify the fire which worrying details revealing it started in multiple places.

The fire started in four different places within the crowded dormitory, named Kabarnet, and according to a report by Kenya Power, it was not the result of an electric fault.


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