Jamhuri High School closed after student unrest


Jamhuri High School closed after student unrest

In Summary

  • Jamhuri High School closed to pave way to investigation into Tuesday night attacks.
  • Board of Directors said that the allegations leading to the closure are now under investigations.
  • School principal Fred Awuor said the administration was aware of what is happening and will be able to settle the matter.

Jamhuri High School was on Wednesday closed to pave way for investigations into night attacks after a section of students clashed over religious affiliations.

Speaking to the media at the institution, the Board of Directors said that the allegations leading to the closure are now under investigation adding that the school would resume normalcy on Monday.

“The board has never received any complaints up to today but we are investigating the allegations and we will give you a detailed report at a later date,” said a representative.

The board further moved to assure that no student was hospitalised and that the 10 students who are injured had already been treated and discharged.

The school principal Fred Awuor said the administration was aware of what happened and will be able to settle the matter.

“The allegations could have escalated but we are investigating because it looks like there are more underlying issues,” said Mr. Awuor.

He further indicated that a discipline committee was already in place and looking into among other things the assault allegations.

In an earlier report however, a student who sought anonymity told Citizen Digital that the clashing students faulted the administration for the incident accusing them of bias.

In a more detailed summary, another student said that the knives used in the late night attacks were allegedly brought into the school by one group of the warring students.

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