- Mpanza claims during the meeting, the man incited parents by telling them to make radical decisions against the school and Mpanza.
- The case will be heard on August 2.
A court has issued orders barring the chairperson of Makini’s Parents Teachers Association from making defamatory statements against the school and its regional director Horace Mpanza.
Milimani principal magistrate Sammy Aswani Opande directed the application filed by the school and Mpanza to be served upon the chairman for inter partes hearing on August 2. The parent, who is the chairman of the PTA, will have 14 days to file his response.
Mpanza in a fresh suit filed before the commercial court told Opande that the chairman called for a virtual meeting of the association where he uttered demeaning words against him and the school.
The meeting was attended by over 100 parents.
Mpanza says the utterances of the chairman have made people to believe that he is an irrational person who physically confronts and assaults both parents and teachers and that Makini is an unsafe and hostile war zone where several persons wield guns in front of the students.
Mpanza claims during the meeting, the man incited parents by telling them to make radical decisions against the school and Mpanza. Some of the resolutions made are that the school shall not increase or vary school fees over the next two years and that the school shall not dismiss any of its employees over the same period.
This resolutions, according to Mpanza, are in excess of the PTA mandate and calculated to cause animosity.
“I am a person of integrity and I have never assaulted anyone and no one has ever lodged a complaint with the school claiming to have been assaulted by myself,” says Mpanza
He argues that the parent ought to know that he does not own a gun and has never owned a gun in his life and that he has never threatened to shoot any parent or students.
He also says that the parent ought to know that he is not a smoker and has never smoked a cigarette in his entire life.
Makini was founded in February 1978 by the late Dr Pius Okelo and Dr Mary Okelo.
In 2018, the school was acquired by ADvTECH which is Africa’s largest private education provider based in South Africa, which owns about 100 schools across Africa.
The said company is also listed in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited, which is the largest stock exchange in Africa.
The case will be heard on August 2.