INCITEMENT ALLEGATIONS

More teachers in Kaloleni being probed over school unrest

Two tutors and four students have been arraigned.

In Summary

•More than 18 schools had been affected by student unrest while more than two teachers and nine students had been taken to court to face charges.

•Five of them are in Kaloleni subcounty.

Nicholas Ouma Gor and Joaninah Wangeci Kabugu from St Georges High School in Kaloleni when they appeared before Mariakani Principal Magistrate Stephen Ngii on Monday.
Nicholas Ouma Gor and Joaninah Wangeci Kabugu from St Georges High School in Kaloleni when they appeared before Mariakani Principal Magistrate Stephen Ngii on Monday.
Image: ELIAS YAA

A multiagency security team in Kaloleni subcounty is piecing together evidence that could see more students and teachers arrested and prosecuted over school unrest.

Kaloleni subcounty police commander Ezekiel Chepkwony on Monday said at least five teachers are on the police radar for incitement.

Chepkwony said security agencies have shifted the investigation to teachers who allegedly incite students to riot.

Already two teachers and four students have been arraigned in the subcounty.

Joaninah Wangeci Kabugu and Nicholas Ouma Gor from St Georges High School denied incitement charges before Mariakani Principal Magistrate Stephen Ngii.

They were given a cash bail of Sh20, 000 or a bond of Sh50, 000 and a surety of a similar amount.

“We are investigating two more teachers at St Georges and some students. We are also investigating teachers at Mnazi Mmwenga, Ngala memorial and Kinani secondary school,” he said

“We will not relent until all those who took part in the school unrest are apprehended.”

Kilifi county commissioner Kutwsa Olaka said more than 18 schools had been affected by student unrest while more than two teachers and nine students had been taken to court to face charges.

Five of them are in Kaloleni subcounty.

Olaka said the investigation was still ongoing and more students and teachers would also appear in court as soon as the investigation are completed.

Edited by Kiilu Damaris