Maranda High School in Bondo Sub County has been closed indefinitely over fears of possible students’ unrest.
The decision to close the School was made on Wednesday by the Siaya County Education Management team led by the County Education Director, Masibo Kituyi.
According to Masibo, there has been heightened tension at the institution and they were forced to send the students home after an alleged planned strike notice was pinned by unknown students at the school notice board.
Masibo disclosed that investigations into the planned strike was ongoing but KNA established that twenty form three students believed be ring leaders of the strike had already been suspended yesterday morning.
He said the strike notice contained complaints of poor diet, waking up too early for dawn preps and alleged lack of consideration of their plight by the School Principal, Edwin Namachanja.
Addressing the media at the institution which had heavy police presence, Masibo stated that a schools’ Board of Management meeting would be held next week where the decision on when to call back students would be made.
The visibly distraught students left the school chanting slogans demanding the return of former Principal, Boaz Owino.
The closure of Maranda high comes barely a day after other national schools in the region, including Ng’iya and Kisumu Girls’ high schools went on rampage.
Source: Kenya News Agency