A section of Form Four students at Mufutu Secondary School in Lugari Constituency, Kakamega County, have been this morning sent home for causing unrest in school after they were served rice instead of ugali.
The 34 unruly boys, who are sitting their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in barely a month, are said to have objected the decision by the school to serve them rice after ugali got finished while they were still in the exam rooms.
The school principal Mr. Tom Kitiabi, who spoke to the Western Kenya Times this morning, said he received the news on Friday evening when he was attending the Lugari Constituency Education Stakeholders Meeting organized by the area MP at Forestall Salvation Army College in Lumakanda.
“The students were sitting a mock exam and as it is the norm during such periods, Form Two and Form Three students were the first ones to serve the meal, but unfortunately they started going back for it until it got finished,” he said.
The principal said that the Form Four students were asked to wait to be cooked rice but 34 students objected and demanded that they wanted nothing but ugali.
“This forced the school deputy principal to sent them home to try calm the situation,” he said, adding that the others accepted to eat rice and went back to class.
Mr. Kitiabi said that he summoned the rowdy group for a talk this morning and even ordered that they be served breakfast (tea and bread) before others but during the assembly, some of the unruly group members began protesting and went ahead to throw stones around, breaking window panes.
That forced the school head to call the area chief and the OCS and the rowdy group has been sent home until further notice.
“We expect Form Four students to be focused with revision now that the exam is just near. We actually don’t expect good results from the rowdy group,” he said.
Form Four students across the country will be sitting their KCSE 2022 from Friday December 2, 2022.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.