Four 4 semi-permanent classrooms were torched by an angry voter in Kwareá, West Kwaraáe over the weekend.
Police reports claimed the burnt houses included three classrooms made of thatched (sago-palm) leaves used by primary and one used by secondary students.
The burning incident took place on Saturday evening following the release of results for the constituency where Sam Iduri was re-elected for the third term.
A well-placed source from West Kwaraáe on Monday claimed the person responsible for igniting the fire is a community member of Kwareá.
“The reason for his actions is believed to be related to the election outcome.”
The source revealed that the Kwareá man after setting fire onto the classroom, then notified a village elder about the reasons for his action.
According to the source and Police Intel, the man has grudges against the newly recently re-elected MP.
The arsonist was quoted as saying, “If the police came by, tell them that it was me”.
“I have reasons to carry this act. I want the new member to erect new classrooms and provide proper water supply to the community.
“The classrooms were old and not conducive for learning environment. The member ignores our calls for eight solid years and now is the time for him to prove himself,” the source quoted the man.
The source went on to admit that most community members nod their head for the incident with hopes that the new MP will bring about total changes to their standard of living.
Malaita Provincial Police Commissioner, Alfred Uiga when contacted last night, confirmed the incident.
“I dubbed the person igniting the building with fire as a coward.”
Uiga said police officers were dispatched but were late to put the fire out.
“I assure the people that the arms of the law will take its course when normalcy is at hand.
“The burning incident is a criminal act and the person responsible will be apprehended”.
Police Commander said police investigations are currently underway.
On Saturday similar incident occurred in West Kwaraáe whereby a copra mill house located in Buma was burnt to the ground by angry voters.
By TEDDY KAFO