School closed following unrest in Kibwezi,Makueni county
Kyanguli Secondary School in Kibwezi East sub county has been closed indefinitely following a students’ unrest at the institution.
More than 210 students went on the rampage on Tuesday and smashed windows of all the classrooms and offices after the school administration confiscated 20 mobile phones, a bottle of paraffin, alcohol and condoms from the boys’ dormitory.
Confirming the closure of the school, Kibwezi Sub County Education Officer (SCEO), Kennedy Machora said the rowdy students also vandalized the school’s electrical system.
Machora said the students went on rampage demanding to have the confiscated items returned to them.
“The students were demanding back their mobile phones but the school administration declined causing the riot,” he said.
The SCEO said the school administration conducted the search after a section of the students became restless and started stealing laboratory equipment.
He said a meeting held on Tuesday between Parent Teachers Association (PTA), the school Board of Management (BOM) and the school administration resolved to close the school following the riot.
“Tension was high in the school as those students who had declined to participate in the rampage were beaten and forced to join the others,” he added.
By Roselyne Kavoo