By Amunga Peter
” Makueni Boys High school students went on the rampage yesterday at about 2045hrs. Preliminary investigations indicate that Form Four students refused to shave their hair as a routine barber exercise in the school and started throwing stones in the school,” reads in part the police report.
According to the police report released by Makueni police commander Joseph ole Napeiyan, the students beat up mwalimu after their refusal to shave went ahead and assaulted Principal Raphael Diwani.
Napeiyan said the school principal was hit on the head and sustained injuries but has since been treated and discharged.
Three boys were shaved but on a certain design that they had requested, they didn’t want a bald hairstyle like other students but the rest refused completely,” said Diwani
Following the unrest, police were called in at night where they contained the boys and locked them in the schools’ social hall where they spent the cold night on the floor and were sent home today morning.
The media were not allowed into the school but through a phone call, the school head admitted that the incident happened, and it was under probe by education officials.
However, Diwani told Standard Digital that three Form Four boys had accepted to be shaved before others refused on demands that the region was too cold and they needed long hair.
He said the school management will sit down and determine the next course of action since some property was destroyed following the unrest.
At the same time, Diwani said the boys seemed to have been bored by the long period they have been in school without a break as they are likely to sit for the national examination starting March. All those boys have been suspended for two weeks.
I wish to thank all CLASSROOM TEACHERS at MAKUENI BOYS. They kept off. They left the principal to earn his hefty salary trying to shave boys. Shaving or not shaving WAS NOT PART OF OUR TRAINING AT COLLEGE. We were trained to teach. If the boys come in rastas or bald shaven.. is NONE OF OUR BUSSINES AS TEACHERS.
Allow to end the story with my usual style. Teach and go home. Admins.. wafanye kazi zao ili walipwe.