Students arrested as clashes erupt during inter-school games
Several students from Narok Boys High School have been arrested and their school closed indefinitely following a fierce fight during a tensed soccer match between Narok Boys team and Eor-Ekule Boys at the institution’s ground in Narok.
According to Daniel Kose, the central referee, the quarter final match had tied at normal and extra time and had to proceed to penalty shootout that saw Narok boys’ team lose.
The chaos apparently caused by Narok Boys then spread to other grounds in the school leading to stoppage of other games at the venue.
Eor-Ekule team, which then decided to shield themselves at the nearby Maasai Girls, were allegedly pursued by Narok boys’ cheering squad and roughed up.
Police were called in to calm the situation leading to the arrest of six boys from Narok boys suspected to be behind the chaos. Three students of Eor-Kule and a girl from Maasai Girls were treated and discharged at Narok District Hospital with minor injuries.
Abdi Ahamed Maalim, the County Director of Education, said that the school will be served with a three-year ban from participating in any ball games.
The two schools are known to have a history of bitter soccer rivalry that has lasted for decades.
By Reuben Motochi
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