A student in Mokwerero Secondary school, Manga Sub County Nyamira County was arrested yesterday for attempting to kill the deputy head teacher within the school.
According to the school’s head teacher, Moffat Masese, 18, a form two student in the said school reported to school yesterday morning and went direct to the deputy head teacher’s office, removed a new, well sharpened panga from his school bag and attempted to cut the deputy but other teachers and non-teaching staff managed to stop him and arrest him immediately.
Manga Sub County Criminal Investigation Officer, Samuel Maiyo told KNA that the boy’s mother had arrived in school earlier and alerted the school administration about her son’s intention to kill the deputy head teacher and were on high alert to curtail his plan.
“The deputy head teacher had refused to replace Moffat’s filled up exercise books as he had done to the rest of the students something which didn’t go well with him and he informed the mother about it who came to school to solve the matter and the deputy head teacher promised to replace Moffat’s filled up books,” Mr. Maiyo narrated.
The DCIO further revealed that the deputy head teacher punished Moffat the day before yesterday for reporting the matter to his mother and this angered him even more and that is when he decided to use money obtained from sale of his chicken to buy a new panga, file it and informed the mother that he was going to deal with the deputy head teacher’s unfairness to him once and for all.
Mr. Maiyo said the student is in police custody as they investigate further into the matter before a final decision on what will be done to him is reached.
This comes barely a day after another student from the neighbouring Kisii school in Kisii County brutally assaulted two teachers with a knife when they wanted an explanation to why he came late for early morning studies.