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Night drama as Kimilili High School students go on rampage

Students of St. Luke’s High School in Kimilili on Sunday night went on rampage.

The unrest which started at around 11 pm saw students, who reports say were only Form Twos, storm out of the school compound.

The students broke out of the institution through an ongoing construction section, fenced with iron sheets.

A video that is circulating online shows making their way out of school by destryoing the iron sheets, all this while running with lightning speed.

While chanting “Haki yetu…haki yetu…”, the learners marched to Kimilili town, some two kilometre walk.

Police officers who were called to contain the situation engaged in running battles with the students in the streets of the town.

The officers were forced to lobby teargas at the students in order to quell the protests.

Although it is not yet clear what the cause of the protests were, reports say that the students were protesting corporal punishment meted on one of their colleagues.

Apparently, the school captain nabbed a Form Two student with an outlawed stuff and decided to severely punish the boy.

This came just hours after another high school within the same constituency, Chesamisi High School, was closed indefinitely following student’s unrest.

Chesamisi students were protesting against the changes in the school’s entertainment programme.

The students destroyed property of unknown value including setting ablaze two cars.

Ever since the reopening of in-face learning on January 4, there has been an increased cases of students unrest and violence in schools, with some experts attributing this to COVID-19 stress.

Shocking incidences of gross indiscipline have occurred in schools since the reopening, including the attack on two Kisii High School teachers by a student who refused to be punished over lateness.


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