Homa Bay: Form 4 students rough up principal for giving them ‘sugarless’ porridge

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On Mon, 30 Oct, 2023 17:05 | < 1 min read
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Officials from the Ministry of Education are investigating an incident where Form Four students at God Bura secondary school attacked their principal on Friday after they accused him of mismanaging the institution.

According to a police report, the incident occurred when a team of Form Four students teamed up with other students at the school and attacked Principal Collins Omondi.

The students roughed up the teacher and caused multiple injuries to his body as they accused him of giving them sugarless porridge. Some parents stepped in to quell the tension but the students overpowered them.

Before the incident, the students had instructed the teacher to accompany them to a nearby police station accusing him of mismanaging the school. The principal was however reluctant to join the aggrieved students.

Angered by the move, the agitated students subjected the principal to a thorough beating before frogmarching him to a nearby police station.

Officers at the station rescued the teacher and rushed him to Magunga Level Four Hospital for medical examination. He was later transferred to another facility for an x-ray.

Reacting to the incident, Homa Bay County Police Commander Samson Kinne said the matter is being handled by the Ministry of Education.

On his part, Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association Chairman in Suba Paul Mbara condemned the attack noting that students should not resort to attacking their teachers whenever problems arise.

He expressed concern that the issue may escalate into other problems which may lead to a dismal performance by students.

"Attacking teachers is not a solution to problems faced by schools. There should be alternative dispute resolution mechanisms," Mbara said.

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