, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 – Alliance High School has now suspended the six students charged with assaulting their Form One colleagues.
The school’s Board of Management Chairman Sam Ncheeri said it has also ordered the demotion of 10 prefects—including the school captain as part of measures to end the bullying incidents that have shocked the country and left students traumatised.
“First and foremost, the BoM acknowledges that there have been serious cases of indiscipline including bullying and the BOM would like to apologise profusely to the students and the parents among other stakeholders’, that these unacceptable incidents took place at AHS,” he said.
In a statement, the board indicated that all the affected students will be counseled to enable them resume studies with an assurance that such incidents will not recur.
“The BoM would also like to reassure the students and their parents of the students’ safety and that adequate measures have been taken and will continue to be enhanced to ensure that there is never a recurrence of such an incident,” he said.
Already, the school’s Deputy Principal In charge of Administration is under investigation on why he failed to take measures against rampant bullying on Form Ones which appear to have been deep-rooted at the school.
“A new Acting Principal has assumed office and is now firmly in-charge of the school administration under the guidance of the BOM, while a substantive replacement is sought,” he stated.
The six students suspended were charged with assault at the Kiambu Law Courts Friday and freed on a Sh20,000 cash bail each after denying the charges.