Headteacher reports Form 2 girls to police over claims of plan to poison classmate


Headteacher reports Form 2 girls to police over claims of plan to poison classmate
Makueni Girls High School

In Summary

  • It is alleged that they had hatched the plan because of a fight over a boyfriend who is apparently a student at Makueni Boys High School.
  • Chemicals they allegedly planned to use are hydrochloric acid, Benedict's solution and Phenolphthalein indicator, the police report adds.
  • They were taken to the Machakos Police Station for interrogation and later released after the school said the case would be handled internally.

Three Form 2 girls from a school in Makueni County were on Monday in police custody after reportedly planning to poison their classmate over a boyfriend.

The police report indicates that the three had conspired to use chemical stolen from the science laboratory at the Makueni Girls Secondary School.

(One of them) was to execute the plan by lacing victim’s lunch meal with one of the chemicals namely phenolpthaline indicator while the other two kept vigil,” the report reads.

It adds that other chemicals they allegedly planned to use are hydrochloric acid, Benedict’s solution and Phenolphthalein indicator.

The Deputy Principal is said to be the one who made the call to the Makueni Police Station.

According to her, the plan allegedly failed when one of them got cold feet and an argument ensued.

The class prefect was informed of what they had been planning and she reported it to the deputy principal.

It is alleged that the three students had hatched the plan because of a fight over a boyfriend who is apparently a student at Makueni Boys High School.

They were taken to the Machakos Police Station for interrogation and later released after the school said the case would be handled internally.

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