Form 2 student arrested for threatening to slash deputy principal in Nyamira

In Summary

•County commissioner Amos Mariba said officers are yet to establish why the student wanted to slash the deputy principal and how he got into the school with the weapon.

•He said the school principal - Kennedy Ogecha - called the assistant chief when the altercation happened and Morara was rescued.

Arrest Alert.
Arrest Alert.
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A form two student at Mokwerero Secondary School in Nyamira county has been arrested for threatening to slash the deputy principal - Jared Morara.

The student was  armed with a panga and a sharpening file.

County commissioner Amos Mariba said officers are yet to establish why the student wanted to slash the deputy principal and how he got into the school with the weapon.

He said the school principal - Kennedy Ogecha - called the assistant chief when the altercation happened and Morara was rescued.

"We are investigating the matter, " said Mariba.

He urged school heads to ensure they thoroughly frisk students as they report back to school.

The incident comes a day after a student is alleged to have stabbed two teachers at Kisii School.

One of the teachers, Edwin Mokaya, sustained deep injuries in the forehead after the Form 3 student is said to have attacked him after refused to be punished for reporting late to class.

Instead, he is alleged to have taken a knife and stabbed the teacher causing him injuries in the head.

The second teacher Elvis Maoto incurred injuries in the wrist when he tried to prevent the student from attacking Mokaya.

The teachers were rushed to Ram Hospital in Kisii where they are receiving treatment.