MP wants students who destroyed school property jailed
A Member of Parliament has called for jailing of students who participate in arson or perpetrate school strikes that have led to destruction of school property.
Manyatta MP John Muchiri said that the students ought to be treated as criminals since they are also endangering the life of other students.
Muchiri said that while the students have the rights to demonstrate and picket, it should not result into torching of the schools’ property but instead should use the right channels to air their grievances.
Speaking at St. Joseph M’tetu Secondary School, the MP stressed that parents have a stake in education matters and need to guide their children on what to do and what not to.
He called on the parents to instil discipline in their children and not leave their responsibilities to teachers.
This comes in the wake of rising school strikes in Embu County where three schools have so far experienced chaos within one week with students setting dormitories on fire.
The schools include Karaba High School in Mbeere South Sub County, Kirimari High School in Manyatta and Kanyuambora Boys where one student succumbed to injuries after he was burnt in the dormitory during the arson.
Report by Peter Gachanja
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