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Form 3 Student Stabs Principal with 4-Inch Nail Over Fees Arrears

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Police in Kericho is searching for an 18-year-old Form 3 student at Ainamoi Secondary School who attacked his school principal with a four-inch nail.

According to Kericho County Police Commander, the boy swung a wooden plank having nails at his principal on Wednesday, the 9th of June. He drove the nail into the teacher’s head.

The student is alleged to have attacked his school principal after the school administrator asked him to go and get his Kshs. 7,000 fees balance.

According to the Police Commander, the school principal had directed school staff to take away the student’s locker until he cleared the balance of his fee. The Police are currently carrying out investigations on the issue.

The student then attacked his principal by surprise as he was on his way home from school, hurting him with a wooden weapon with nails.

Students who saw the heinous incident raised alarm and drew the attention of people nearby. The principal was then taken to hospital.

According to preliminary reports, the boy has not yet been arrested and had a history of threatening teachers. The student’s behavior has been reported on several occasions.

In a separate incident, a form 3 student at Kisii High School stabbed two teachers (today) Tuesday morning.

Mr. Edwin Mokaya a teacher at Kisii High School had sought to understand why the student had come late to class. Mr. Mokaya took him to the staffroom and asked the form 3 boy to kneel.

While in the staffroom, the form three student reportedly took a knife and stabbed Mr. Mokaya in the back, on his forehead and on his legs.

The student also stabbed another teacher, Mr. Elvis Maoto who tried to intervene before his staff mates managed to restrain the student.

The school staff then rushed the two teachers to RAM Hospital in Kisii town where they are currently undergoing treatment.

One of the teachers suffered deep cuts and is in critical condition according to RAM Hospital administrator Enock Abobo.

The other teacher, sustained minor injuries and was treated. He is ready for discharge when the hospital allows.

“He looked disturbed. When we questioned him, he told us that he did not want to learn in a boarding school,” Mr. Jaldesa said.

Omari Otungu, executive secretary of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers in Kisii condemned the actions of the student, called on the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to advocate for the rights of teachers.

The KUPPET executive secretary said that teachers were constantly living in fear of being beaten by students because there were no disciplinary mechanisms.

“We want to be protected just like the government protects students,” Mr. Otungu said.

Mr. Otungu then implored parents to discipline their children and not to always support their children when they are reprimanded for unruly behavior in school.

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