Following the death of a student that a teacher allegedly assaulted, parents stormed Kiamaina Primary School in Nakuru County in protest.
The parents engaged police officers in running battles as they demanded an explanation of the student’s death.
The school’s security denied them access to the school. However, this did not stop the determined parents. They allegedly took down the perimeter wall and gained entry. Consequently, the school management had no option but to send learners home earlier than usual.
The deceased pupil’s name was Duncan Mwangi. His parents revealed that a teacher assaulted him one week before schools closed for the December holidays.
“On that day, he came home complaining that he had a headache and explained that a teacher had hit him for reporting to school with unkempt hair,” John Waithaka, the brother to the deceased, explained.
From that day, Mwangi complained of headaches daily. His complaints forced his family to take him to the hospital for treatment. The family of the deceased reported the incident when he died.
Bernard Wamugugunda, the Bahati North Sub County Police Commander, confirmed the incident. He said that they were still waiting for autopsy results.
“We are awaiting for postmortem to be conducted to pave the way for our investigations,” he said.
A form one student, Abdullahi Mohamed, died just a few days after reporting to school in a separate incident. The 17-year-old had newly enrolled in City Mission Secondary School.
“My eldest daughter took him to the school for admission on Monday evening. He was jovial, but hours later, he fell ill,” Mohamed’s mother, Rukia, explained.
With time, he got worse. The school management called his mother and asked her to take her child to a hospital for treatment.
Rukia faulted the school for not taking him to the hospital before calling her. Medics attempted to save his life, but they failed.
Autopsy results revealed that someone hit him with a blunt object on his head’s left side, causing internal bleeding. Eventually, the internal bleeding caused his death.
The school has dismissed allegations that someone at the school assaulted him.