Kericho Tea Boys Secondary School students have been sent home until further notice after they went on a rampage on Monday, January 29.
Kericho County Director of Education (CDE) Julius Ngoneshi confirmed the matter, reporting that the unrest began at 9:30 pm when a section of students began stoning and vandalizing school property.
The school quickly deployed the security team who contained the situation and calmed the irate students.
The students slept until Tuesday morning when they insisted on going home. The school management released Form 2, 3 and 4 students, stating that they will resume after the Board of Management (BoM) convenes to review the situation.
Ngoneshi said that the damage caused was still being assessed but was not very extensive.
“Form 1 admission is still ongoing and we have agreed with the staff that normal learning will continue for the newcomers,” he said.
The school, sponsored by the Kenya Tea Growers Association (KTGA) and headed by Principal Wilson Samoei, posted a mean grade of 5.41 in the 2023 KCSE examinations.
By Benedict Ng’etich
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