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Maseno School students riot over principal’s suspension

The students went as far as assaulting reporters and damaging their equipment/OJWANG JOE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 15 – Maseno School students have gone on a rampage after the Ministry of Education interdicted the principal Paul Otula following sodomy claims at the institution.

Kisumu County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim stated that police officers were dispatched to the school Wednesday morning to restore order.

Parents at the school on Tuesday accused the ministry for causing unnecessary stigma on their sons regarding the sodomy allegations that has rocked the school in the recent past.

The Maseno School Parents Association Chairman James Obondi dismissed the allegations as false.

Order was restored a few hours later when Police moved in/OJWANG JOE

Obondi indicated that several agencies have conducted investigations and found out that there was no sodomy in the school.

“When we heard about this, as concerned parents, we decided to carry out our own independent investigations. We talked to our sons and assisted other stakeholders to conduct their own investigations and have carefully studied the reports generated,” he said.

He indicated that there is a wider scheme to portray both the school and the principal in bad light.

Obondi explained that the alleged student victim categorically stated that he was not sodomised.

Addressing a press conference after the association’s meeting at the school, Obondi wondered why the Ministry of Education sent a show cause letter to the principal even at a time the investigations report was out.

When calm was restored, the school management and the county education officials went into a meeting/OJWANG JOE

He stressed the principal has done a commendable job at the school and should not be weighed down by malicious allegations over sodomy.

Obondi further refuted claims that parents are withdrawing their children from the school.

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