CS Kiunjuri: My daughter was not involved in Moi Girls arson attack
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has vehemently denied claims that his daughter is responsible for the deadly arson attack that occurred at Moi Girls School, Nairobi in early September.
Mr Kiunjuri made the statement on his official Facebook page, possibly to respond to the rumour on social media suggesting otherwise.
“Let it be known that she’s not my daughter,” Kiunjuri declared.
The politician described the suggestion as ‘ill-intenioned, cruel and hurtful’.
“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 dormitory 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.”
Without mentioning names, Kiunjuri also challenged the “cowards” involved in peddling the rumours to apologise.
“The cowardly anonymous originator of this rumour should apologise to the affected families and desist from publishing this or any other unfounded malicious stories.”
The fire at the school which razed down one of the dormitories claimed the lives of nine lives students with several others sustaining serious burn wounds.
One of the students at the school has been arraigned in court on arson charges, although being a minor her identity has not been made public.