- Senteu said they will only return their children to the school once the former principal is reinstated.
However, the school board says the principal sought for transfer without informing the BOM two months ago.
Parents of Iloodariak Boys Secondary School in Kajiado West subcounty forcefully ejected their children on Tuesday to protest the transfer of the principal.
The parents accused the school’s board of management of allegedly instigating the transfer of Solomon Kisemei to another school in Ngaroch.
Mary Senteu, a parent told the Star, that they were forced to storm the school and remove their children because they have no confidence in the board of management and the new principal posted to the school.
The new principal was expected to take over on Wednesday, May 24.
Senteu said they will only return their children to the school once the former principal is reinstated.
However, school board member John Kintalel, denied claims that they instigated the transfer of the principal, adding the principal sought for transfer without informing the BOM two months ago.
“We only learned of his transfer on Monday, this week, when we got the report from the incoming principal. We are also shocked that the outgoing principal was part of the demonstrators on Tuesday,” Kintalel said.
While the parents accused the outgoing principal of inciting the parents, Kisemei claimed he had gone to the school to collect his personal items before the handing over on Wednesday and found the parents demonstrating.
“I did not know why they were at the school, but learned later that they did not want me to leave,” Kisemei said.
When we contacted the county director of education, Dr Martin Maritim, for comment, he said: “Transfers are normal. Our teachers and principals are all professionals and facilitate a programmed curriculum regime.”