A girl’s secondary school in Murang’a county has been ordered closed and students sent home indefinitely following tension among the students. Students of Kamahuha Girls' High School in Murang'a South district were sent packing following a standoff with the school administration over a range of issues.
District education officer George Wachira said the board of governors arrived at the decision to ease tension and create room for investigations on the grievances that he did not disclose. The students are reportedly up in arms against the school administration over a range of grievances including water which they claim the new school management was not willing to address. Wachira added that the decision was taken as a safety measure on the side of students and property.
The DEO said the students would be recalled once the board holds a meeting to deliberate on the matter and work out on modalities on how the school could be reopened. It is suspected that the students could have had difficulties in adjusting after a new principal was posted to the school after unrest in her former school. The hairman of the school board of governors Mr Peter Kibinda could however not be reached for comments.