#MoiGirlsFire Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri speaks on being the father of student behind Moi Girls Fire

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The girl was charged of being behind the murder of 9 students

play President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and CS Mwangi Kiunjuri (left) (Twitter)

Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has finally broken the silence after rumors spread like a bushfire that he is the father of the main suspect in the tragic fire at Moi Girls School, Nairobi.

Speaking on Friday through his Facebook post, Mr. Kiunjuri denounced claims that he was the girl’s father.

The outspoken CS divulged that he has no child at the school, where 10 students died during the arson attack.

play Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri (Facebook)


Kiunjuri sharply criticised those spreading the rumors noting that they ought to apologize to the aggrieved families.

"I have been aware of this totally false, ill-intentioned and hurtful rumour that the girl who is alleged to have burnt the Moi Girls domitory is my daughter. She is not.

"I have never had a daughter in that school. It is cruel to the families that lost loved ones to create these kinds of unfounded rumours when their wounds are still this raw.

"It is hurtful too for the family whose daughter is now being called my daughter. Let it be known that she's not my daughter," he said.


The fire broke out on September 2, 2017, when the students were still asleep.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i confirmed that it was an arson attack and the main suspect arrested.

Read Also: Moi Girls School Fire was Not an Accident

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