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Form 3 students go on rampage demanding early mid-term break

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

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