Four Jamhuri High School students have appeared in Court over a brawl at the institution last week.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi at Milimani Law Courts, the four were charged with assaulting and causing bodily harm to Sayid Osman Abdullahi and Mohamed Idris Mohamed on January 23.
The accused- David Kyalo, Brian Oswago, Clinton Luvago, and Moses Otieno – denied the charges and were each released on a Sh20,000 bond.
They appeared in court together with their parents and pleaded with the court to be lenient on them since they are Form Four students and are set to sit for their final exams later in the year.
“I kindly request the court to allow us to finish our studies, we are candidates and we promise to avail ourselves whenever we are needed in court for this case,” said one student on behalf of the rest.
The Magistrate agreed to the request and directed their parents to sign a guarantor’s form to ensure that they appear in court for trial, which is scheduled for April 9.
On the fateful day, a Form Two Muslim day scholar was allegedly slapped by a Christian prefect for using a cup belonging to boarding students.
This sparked a brawl between the two religious factions that left 35 students injured. There are claims of religious discrimination on some students by the school’s administration.