Kenya: Kigumo Bendera Students Sent Away After Unrest

Students at the Kigumo Bendera Secondary School were yesterday suspended indefinitely following unrest at the school. According to the area OCPD Mohammed Saidi the decision was arrived at after a consultative meeting between the provincial administration and the teachers. He said a fight ensued when Form Four students accused those in Form Three of reporting them to the school administration for masterminding a strike that happened in July.

The police boss said tension was high at the school yesterday evening when the form four students started beating and harassing the form three students prompting them to run away from school. He said the police intercepted and brought back the students. He said the police are still looking for some student yet to be found since yesterday night.

Area education officer Anderson Kirunja who talked to the Star on phone said the students will report back to school soon adding that they are hoping that the situation will not affect the performance of the form four class who are waiting to sit for national examinations. This comes barely a week after more than 500 students of Kangema High School were sent home following a fire incident that gutted down one of the dormitories at the school.
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