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8 pupils accused of stealing school laptops in Awendo

Tuesday October 1 2019

Kikumini Secondary School Students

A police cell. The minors were detained at Awendo Police Station. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

IAN BYRON
By IAN BYRON
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Police in Awendo locked up eight primary school pupils on Tuesday on claims of stealing 23 laptops at Yago Primary School.

The gadgets were part of a consignment from the Ministry of Education to boost the Digital Literacy Programme at the school.

The laptops allegedly disappeared from the head teacher’s office.

Police acting on a tip-off from recovered 11 gadgets and arrested eight pupils.

Awendo Education director Yashon Magara said police arrested the Standard Six and Seven pupils as main suspects.

He said the pupils are in police custody and will help police recover the gadgets that are still missing.

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Awendo police boss Jacob Waluke said the minors will be arraigned for burglary and theft of government property once investigation is completed.

“We are treating the minors like any other suspects based on the accusations and exhibits in our possession,” he said.