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Pupils teargassed as wall at Lang’ata school demolished

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Activists led by Boniface Mwangi and the area legislator led in the demolition of the wall despite police resistance.

Among the injured was an officer who was caught unaware by a stone that was hurled at him by a section of the pupils.

The scuffle brought traffic on the busy Lang’ata Road to a standstill.

The wall has generated controversy after claims that the fenced off land belongs to the school and not a private developer.

Police also arrested two activists who led the demolition of the controversial boundary wall.

The two were accused of inciting the institution’s students in bringing down a section of the wall among other charges.

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Lang’ata police Chief Elijah Mwangi who briefed journalists said already investigations were underway to establish those behind the protest among them the area legislator and several activists.

“We want order to prevail…we were here to ensure that life and property are not destroyed,” he stated. “It’s unfortunate that the children were used… but investigations will be extended to the school management and the legislators who were here.”

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