Kenya: Students Burn School in Protest Over Disco Ban

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Kenya: Students Burn School in Protest Over Disco Ban
Kenyan students set fire to their school, ransacked the kitchens and looted computers in a three-hour orgy of destruction after teachers banned video shows and discos, newspapers reported Monday.
Police using tear gas dispersed teenagers at the Kinyui Boys School in eastern Kenya after many of its 760 pupils went on the rampage Saturday night in protest at the ban, which teachers said was designed to give them more time to study.
“I wanted the Form Fours to have time to concentrate on exams,” the school principal, Herman Kasini, told The East African Standard daily, which carried pictures of a gutted dormitory and a collapsed corrugated iron roof.

(Reuters)

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