Students Sent Home after Terrorism Threats and Strike
Police in Nyahururu have intensified patrols around Njonjo girls high school after leaflets warning of possible terrorist attacks were found in the school.
Nyahururu Sub County AP Commander Daniel Masaba has confirmed that three leaflets warning of worse terrorist attacks than ‘the Garrisa University one’ had been found in the school.
“We are on the lookout as we carryout investigations on the masterminds of the threats,” he said, while addressing the media this morning in his office.
He said that police were suspecting the warnings were being propagated by the teachers on strike noting that the school had opened last week but had been forced to close down.
“Make arrangements to take your children out of the school as soon as possible,” read in part, one of the hand-written notes, discovered in one of the classes on Friday.
A teacher who sought anonymity said that the students were allowed to go home on voluntary basis, with the school administration fearing that the threats coupled with the ongoing teacher’s strike would worsen the situation.
“The students were scared and had threatened to leave the school on Sunday, but calmed down on noticing the intensified police patrols,” he told KNA.
By Anne Sabuni