, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – Nyando Member of Parliament Frederick Outa will spend the night in police custody ahead of his bail application on Wednesday.
The legislator was arrested on Tuesday and taken to court for allegedly inciting Ahero Girls Secondary School students to protest over the interdiction of their principal.
He was charged with inciting and causing violence and malicious damage of property of the school before Senior Principal Magistrate Julius N’garn’gar, but he denied the accusations.
The school was earlier on Tuesday closed indefinitely after students went on the rampage on Monday night.
The Nyando MP who visited the school was roughed up by the security personnel who had accompanied government officers to the school.
This is the third interdiction of the principal, after the Teachers Service Commission reversed two earlier interdictions.
One of the School Board of Management members Innocent Masara criticized the closure of the school without the involvement of the Board members.
Masara said form four students were preparing to sit their national examinations and the closure would have adverse effects on their performance.
“It’s a crisis. There is no learning going on and right now it’s a crucial time when our children are preparing for exams and what worries me most the County education offices are aware of this,” Masara said.
He called upon the county leadership to step in and address the crisis at the school.
Masara further called for the disbandment of the school board and bring in people who have education of the children at heart.