5 parents arrested for closing kwa katile primary school illegally

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Police in Kyuso district in Kitui county  on Thurday arrested five parents  at Kwa-Katile Primary school for illegally closing the school and sending both teachers and pupils home.

They five parents according to the sub county police commander in-charge of Kyuso Charles Machinji the suspects were due to be charged in court for obstructing education officers from working and creating disturbance.

On Friday morning the arrested parents were still being grilled and recording statements at the Kyuso directorate of criminal investigations offices ahead of being arraigned in court later in the day.

Machinji said it was reported by the school deputy head teacher Edward Mailu who had earlier been rejected by parents, that the five parents among others stormed the school on Thursday and menacingly ejected him.

He said during the alleged 8 am incident the youthful parents then orders all the children out of the school and one of them went ahead to add a padlock to the school offices pro prevent the teachers from accessing it.

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On Friday, there was no learning the school remained closed as pupils were restrained by parents as the protested the arrest of their lot. The Pupils had only attended classes on Wednesday after education authorities visited the school on Tuesday.

For the first and second day on the third term the school failed to after parents blocked teachers and pupils from accessing the school. About 50 parents camped outside the school gate and the demanded the removal of the head teachers.

But education officials who visited the school on Tuesday promised the parents that the head teacher Andrew Ndithya and his deputy would be transferred forthwith. But on Thursday the deputy sneaked back to the school provoking the wrath of the parents.

The parents had accused the head teacher of misappropriating school funds, disrespecting them , occasioning the schools poor performance in KCPE and neglecting the school compound making it appear unkempt.

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