Makueni Boys’ High School students demonstrate, stone principal at night to protest against head-shaving

By Patrick Mutisya On Sat, 20 Feb, 2021 10:29 | < 1 min read
Regular shaving in the school is part of the rules that have been in existence since the school was founded in 1966. [PHOTO | FILE]
Regular shaving in the school is part of the rules that have been in existence since the school was founded in 1966. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    Principal Katana was treated at a Makueni hospital and discharged Saturday morning.

The principal of Makueni Boys’ High School, Raphael Katana, was injured on Friday night (February 19) after Form Four students at the institution protested against being ordered to shave their heads.

The 256 learners caused chaos within the school and stoned the principal on the head, saying they did not want to be told when and how to cut off their hair.

Regular shaving in the school is part of the rules that have been in existence since the school was founded in 1966.

Confirming the Friday chaos, Makueni County Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan said calm was restored after police officers were deployed to the school.

On Saturday morning (February 20), the school’s Board met the County Education bosses to hatch an agreement on whether the institution will be closed indefinitely or not.

Principal Katana was treated at a Makueni hospital and discharged Saturday morning.

No student was injured during the night chaos, police boss Napeiyan said.

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