A 15-year-old student at Gremon Education Center in Bamburi in Mombasa County is nursing serious injuries at the Coast General Referral Hospital Dialysis Centre after he was allegedly assaulted by his school's principal for eating her chapatis.
The student's mother, Agnes Ngure said her son is undergoing dialysis at the hospital after sustaining injuries in his kidney after he was assaulted by both the school's principal Nancy Geshew and fellow students.
The student is accused of eating two chapatis that had been set aside for the school principal.
According to the parent, her son was first beaten by the principal who later handed him over to fellow students instructing them to discipline him.
"Those who witnessed the incident claim that the teacher assaulted my son before handing him over to fellow students who beat him in a manner that has been described as mob justice," she said.
Ngure further claimed that his son was later put into isolation in the school's dormitory with no medical attention and that they were only informed of his medical condition after his health began deteriorating.
"He was kept inside the dormitory since January 23 and l was informed of his situation yesterday (January 31) when l was told to go pick my son whom they alleged had sustained injuries after using hot water to bath. All this time they had kept him in his bed while using salt, warm water and spirit to cure his wounds," Ngure said.
The matter has since been reported at Kazadani police station under OB number 25/30/22.
Nyali Deputy Sub-County Police Commander Ibrahim Dafar said that the schools principal has since been arrested.
"The matter has been brought to our attention and the main suspect is in custody awaiting the p3 forms to be filled so as to be arraigned in court tomorrow," Dafar said.
The police commander further revealed that they are also looking for a Form Four student who was part of the group that assaulted the boy but has since gone into hiding.