St. Stevens Secondary School has been closed indefinitely following a recent attack on journalists by the students earlier this week.
The students who were allegedly incited by their principal Joseph Musyoki Kyalo attacked and injured Media Group Journalists setting the car they were travelling in ablaze.
Assistant Director Quality Assurance and Standards at the Ministry of Education, Alice Gichana confirmed the closure of the Machakos County-based school saying that they decided to close the school as investigations of the incidence kicks on.
The Media Group’s group which consisted of the Cameraman; Bonny Magana, and KTN News reporter Caroline Bii and their driver had visited the school earlier this week to investigate a case where a girl from the school allegedly went missing from the school.
The Principal was arrested after the incidence and charged at the Machakos Law Courts for allegedly inciting the students but he was later released on Sh1 million bond.
According to the driver, the students also destroyed a camera worth Sh 2.5 Million despite the cameraman trying his best to safeguard it.
“The students have destroyed a camera worth Sh. 2.5 even after Bonnie tried to safeguard it on top of torching the car we were using.” He said.
The journalists are injuring serious injuries.
Machakos County Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has condemned the act and called for a speedy investigation into the matter.