Lamu, KENYA: Activities at the Lamu Boys Secondary school in Lamu were temporarily interrupted for several hours on Tuesday night after students went on rampage.
The rioting students pelted school buildings and passersby with stones in protest of the suspension of 15 of their colleagues.
The form three and four pupils were apparently suspended for a two week period on grounds of indiscipline; that is ,they had been crossing over to a neighboring girl’s school and engaging in illicit sexual escapades.
According to B.O.G member Mbwana Titi,the students were also found in possession of mobile phones,sim cards and related paraphernalia which is contrary to stipulated school rules and regulations.
Titi however stressed that the school shall not condone any incidents of indiscipline and that there was need for all students at the institution to observe all laid down rules to the latter.
“we can’t have school boys running around streets with girls and creating a bad name for the institution.They aren’t allowed to have phones in school and they know it.We suspended the 15 and that shall stay like that.We shall also find out who started the riots and do the same.” said Titi.
Things however resumed normalcy after tens of armed police arrived at the school and dispersed the rioting students.
Many of the students ran off into unknown locations in Lamu during the ensuing scuffle but Titi said many had returned at the school.
“Some of them have come back but we are waiting to see if the rest will.Everything is okay and learning is going on,” he said.
Efforts to get comments from the school principal Mohamed Hamis were futile as he is in Nairobi on official visit while his deputy Ahmed Kale refused to comment on the incident.