Fight over Laundry Sink Injures 17 Students at Dagoretti High School
A clash over the use of a laundry sink at Dagoretti High School in Nairobi Kenya injures 17 students.
The incident started after two students had an argument which escalated into a physical fight that quickly evolved into a physical fight.
Other students joined in using sticks to attack each other.
The head of police in Nairobi confirmed the incident saying that the injured students were taken to the nearby Kikuyu and Kijabe Hospitals with two of the, sustaining serious injuries and requiring hospitalization.
Police officers arrived at the school to calm the situation and implored the students not to resort to violence over the use of school facilities. The students were also reminded that they were part of the same community.
Parents and guardians who got wind of their injured children visited the school to check on their condition.
The incident reminded education stakeholders that more prudent means of solving conflicts or preventing them needed to be found to address or prevent conflicts among learners and even with teachers in schools.
Over recent years, schools have recorded high cases of student unrest stemming from various reasons. During former Education CS Prof Magoha’s tenure, many schools experienced student unrest of their own kind. The same is yet to be witnessed on such a scale under CS Machogu’s tenure but it does not mean that the issue has disappeared.
The school’s administration did not comment on the issue meaning the cause of the issue is still yet to be revealed.
It is prudent that school administrators solve incidences of violence among learners and ensure that a safe environment is available for learners to learn and grow.