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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Samburu pupils attack teachers for punishing boys in front of girls

A window that was broken during protests by pupils of Kirimon Primary School in Samburu West, June 19, 2017. /MARTIN FUNDI
A window that was broken during protests by pupils of Kirimon Primary School in Samburu West, June 19, 2017. /MARTIN FUNDI

A school in Samburu West was closed indefinitely on Monday after pupils attacked their teachers with rungus, citing harassment.

Two female teachers of Kirimon Primary School were injured in the incident during which property was destroyed.

Parents said the school has disrespected their culture which does not allow female teachers to punish boys in front of girls.

They said management should work closely with the community and organise regular meetings of teachers and pupils.

Teachers, board members and the area education officer held a closed-door meeting following the protest.

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