Form three students of a Murang’a Secondary School on Sunday disrupted learning in the institution demanding to be allowed to go for early mid-term break.
The learners at St. Augustine’s Mbari ya Ruda Secondary School in Gatanga sub county started pelting stones destroying window panes of dormitories demanding to be released to go home.
The chaos disrupted Sunday afternoon preps with form four students intervening to cool the situation.
Reports from the school management said the rioting students blew whistles at around 1am as they pressurised the school administration to allow them to go home.
The chaos broke at dormitories but the students were contained by their colleagues from other classes before they could reach the administration block.
Form four students accused the rioting students of trying to waste their time considering time left for them to sit for National examinations was fast approaching.
Ring leaders were arrested and taken to Kirwara Police Stations before they were collected by their parents on Sunday evening.
When contacted by KNA through phone, the School Principal, Geoffrey Kamau said the rioting students were sent home as the management feared they could cause more destruction.
Kamau noted that the Board of Management will have a sitting on Wednesday before meeting the students on Friday to interrogate them.
“The chaos were orchestrated by few students and involved the rest and we want to get those behind the disturbances before subjecting them to appropriate disciplinary actions,” added Kamau.
The Principal added that from initial investigations had established that some form 2 students were also involved in the rampage.
Kamau termed it unfortunate that a section of the learners caused disturbances when the schools were preparing for mid-term examinations.
“The Board will make a decision on the incident on Friday, where the cost of destruction will be known and the action to be taken on the culprits decided,” said the Principal.
The Murang’a County Police Commander (CPC) Josphat Kinyua said presence of teachers in the school, saved the institution from incurring more loses.
“The management of schools should share reports of incidents with the police. This is the first incident to be reported in Murang’a this term,” said Kinyua.
By Bernard Munyao