Teachers Cry Foul Over The Rise of Violence In School

Kenya’s Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has lamented over the increasing cases of attacks targeting teachers.

The commission’s reaction comes a day after a secondary school student stabbed a school principal with a four-inch nail.

The student was reported to have taken a wooden plank with a projected nail and hit the principal, Geoffrey Rono, on the head after the principal asked him to pay his school fee arrears amounting to ksh7,000 ($70).

The incident transpired at Ainamoi Secondary School in Kericho County, Kenya’s South Rift.

After committing the crime, the form three student flee away, and the police have launched a manhunt for him.

TSC condemned the incident calling upon all necessary stakeholders to ensure that schools are safe for conducive learning and teaching.

“We must all work to stop violence in schools. TSC is determined to ensure that teachers are able to deliver on their duties,” read part of the TSC statement released on Friday.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) secretary-general Wilson Sossion also termed the attack unfortunate and uncalled for.

“The truth of the matter is that students staying out for a long time, many of them engaged in drugs and such a case may be connected to drugs and substance abuse,” said Sossion.

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