Fresh details have emerged on the student who attacked the Ainamoi Secondary School principal with a plank of wood in the head.
Investigations by police drawn from Kericho county reveal that the student was sent home over school fees arrears of Ksh7000 but sneaked back into the Ainamoi Secondary School to attack the Principal, Geoffrey Rono.
“Preliminary investigations indicate that the student attacked the teacher at around 6 pm at his office and fled after inflicting serious head injuries,” a senior police officer at Ainamoi Police Station told Nation. Africa on Thursday.
He added, “We are looking for the culprit who did not report back to his parent’s home after the incident,”
The plank of wood that had nails in it has been recovered by the police from Ainamoi.
The Principal, Rono, was taken to a private hospital in Kericho town while bleeding profusely where he was treated and later discharged.
Ainamoi school bursar was the first one to respond to the Principal’s distress calls. Where he found him bleeding profusely.
Mary Rotich, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Kericho branch secretary condemned the incident and demanded that action be taken against the culprit.
“There is a need for the government to protect principals and teachers in learning institutions,” Rotich told Nation Africa.
She demanded that teachers should be given comprehensive medical cover.
“The teaching profession is increasingly becoming a risky undertaking, thus the need for the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to introduce job-related risk allowances for their employees,” Rotich further told Nation Africa.
She called on the Ministry of Education to consider employing professional counselors in schools claiming that that long break caused by Covid-19 has really messed up the discipline of most students.