ONE TEACHER HOSPITALISED

Kisii School student denies two counts of attempted murder

The boy remained calm throughout the brief court appearance.

In Summary

• The student allegedly attacked two teachers using a kitchen knife.

• He was granted a Sh100,000 bond and alternative Sh50,000 bail, with surety of a similar amount.

A 17-year-old Form 3 student at Kisii School on Tuesday denied attempts to kill two teachers.

He was arraigned before senior resident magistrate Onchoro in Kisii. He was dressed in school uniforma green sweater, white shirt and grey trousers.

The boy remained calm throughout the brief court appearance. He was represented by advocate Ben Gichana.

On Tuesday, he allegedly tried to kill Edward Mokaya and Elvis Maoto at the school’s staffroom by stabbing them using a kitchen knife.

The court heard that he attacked Mokaya for punishing him for arriving in class late and Maoto for attempting to rescue his colleague.

Mokaya sustained four deep cuts in the head and was admitted to Ram Hospital, Kisii. He is still undergoing treatment. Maoto was treated and discharged.

Onchoro granted the student a Sh100,000 bond and alternative Sh50,000 bail, with surety of a similar amount. He also directed that he be remanded at Manga Children’s Remand Home in Nyamira failing to meet to the bond terms.

Lawyer Gichana had requested reasonable bail terms because he is a student.

The prosecution, led by Hillary Kaino, did not oppose his release. “There is no compelling reason for us to oppose his release on bail,” Kaino said.  

The case will be mentioned on January 27 for a pre-trial.