Jamhuri High School closed after students clashed leaving several injured

Several were injured after Jamhuri High School students clashed. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Jamhuri High School in Nairobi has been closed indefinitely following night long student riots over alleged religious disputes.

The fight was reportedly occasioned by a section of students who protested alleged discrimination on the basis of religion.

On Wednesday morning, Nairobi police bosses held a meeting with the school administration before they announced the closure of the school.

The pandemonium prompted the parents to go to the school to ascertain the root cause of the differences among students.

The school administration directed parents and students to vacate school until Monday next week when the emerging issues will be ironed out.

Several students were seriously injured during the fight on Tuesday night that saw some students admitted with knife wounds.

This has happened even after the Board of Directors denied reports of students being hospitalized as a result of the unrest that saw several injured.

Board representative said that the allegations leading to the closure of the school are now under investigation.