Four Kaloleni students charged over school unrest

School unrestJuma Kombe and Rajab Mboe who are students at Kinarani Secondary school in Kaloleni when they appeared before Kaloleni Principal Magistrate Leah Mwasighe on Wednesday 10th November. They denied planning to burn their school

Four students from Mnazi mmwenga and Kinarani secondary schools in Kaloleni sub county were on Wednesday arraigned in  kaloleni court over school unrest.

Juma Karisa and Tom Taabu from Mnazi mwenga secondary school were charged with malicious damage contrary to property section 339(1) of the penal code.

They appeared before Kaloleni Principal Magistrate Leah Wasighe.

The two were charged that on 3rd  November this year at Mnazi Mwenga secondary school in Kaloleni sub county jointly with others not before court willifuly and unlawfully destroyed form one block windows, water gutters, school fence and staffroom door all valued at Ksh 500, 000 the property of Mnazi mwenga mixed day secondary school.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges and were given a bond of Ksh 200, 000 each and a surety of a similar  amount of a cash bail of Ksh 50, 000.

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The case will be mentioned on December 8th.

Rajab Mboe and Juma Kombe were also arraigned in the same court.

They were accused of threatening to burn a building contrary to section 344of the penal code.

Mboe and Kombe who are students at Kkinarani Secondary school were charged that on the 2nd of November at Kinarani trading centre in Kaloleni sub county jointly with another not before court  knowingly uttered that shule nyingi zimechomwa, Kinarani pekee yake ndio bado hata sisi tutafanya bidii tutachoma hii yetu (Many schools have been burnt except Kinarani. We will make sure we burn it) which threatened to burn Kinarani secondary the property of the republic of Kenya.

They denied the charges and were given a cash bond of Ksh 100, 000 and a surety of a similar amount or a cash bail of Ksh 30, 000.

The case will be heard of december 8th this year.

Kaloleni sub county deputy county commissioner Mugo Gichiri said more students and teachers will be arraigned in court over school unrest in the area.

Kaloleni MP Paul Katana urged parents to monitor the behaviour of their children.

Katana said torching of school will derail the efforts put by various stakeholders to uplift the education standards of the area.

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