Primary School Pupils Attack Teachers to Protest Against Punishment by Female Teachers

June 20, 2017

Kirimon Primary School in Samburu West has been closed indefinitely after angry pupils attacked and injured their teachers on Monday.

According to witnesses, the Standard Six boys went to classes with clubs and machetes to protest against punishment by their female teachers.

The incident left three teachers seriously injured.

Other teachers who attempted to save their colleagues and an Administration Police officer from Kirimon post were also injured during the incident.

Parents and residents who rushed to the school to help the teachers and the policeman were also attacked as the rowdy pupils hurled stones at them.

It took a bigger contingent of police officers to calm the situation. Learning was cut short and the more than 700 pupils ordered to go home.

Parents who sought anonymity told journalists that this was the third time that pupils at the school were attacking their teachers. Similar attacks occurred in 2010 and 2013.

“We have experienced this before but today’s (Monday’s) attack was the worst because the boys sneaked into classrooms with swords and rungus,” a shaken teacher who requested anonymity said.

“Immediately one of the madams arrived for her lessons in class six, she was attacked and seriously injured on her head and right hand,” added the teacher.


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