107 cases of school unrest documented in 2018,says Education CS Amina Mohamed

107 cases of school unrest documented in 2018,says Education CS Amina Mohamed

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2018-Education cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed says that a total of 107 cases of unrests have reported in secondary schools in the year 2018 .

While appearing before  National Assembly’s Education Committee chaired by Tinderet MP Julius Melly on Tuesday,the CS said  that 63 cases of arson were reported across the country.

The CS added that there were 23 cases of walk-outs, eight sit-ins cases and 14 breakages.

The report by Ms Mohamed shows  that the eastern region had the highest cases of unrest at 40, Rift Valley had 25, and Nyanza had 20 while north eastern did not report any form of unrest.

“Other incidents included attack of teachers at Chalbi and Kirimara Boys secondary schools,” the CS told the committee.

She added that there was heightened tension in Miakona Girls, Isiolo Boys, Mweini Secondary, Kyambuko secondary, Kabranet Secondary, Chianda High, Ng’iya, Mranda High, Shenderema, Ofafa Jericho, Kangemi, St Aquinas High Nairobi Milimani and Msambweni among others.

While responding to the sexual assault claims the moi girls school  the CS said a student at  the institution was sexually assaulted in June.

“Two medical reports from two hospitals indicate that the girl was sexually assaulted and we are finally waiting for a report on DNA tests from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations,” said the CS.

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