Ahero Girls riot, demand principal back
Adipo has been replaced by deputy after she was accused of misusing funds
Ahero Girls High School in Kisumu has been closed after students went on a two-day rampage and an MP ws arrested.
The students are demanding return of Principal Sarah Adipo who was interdicted by the Teachers Service Commission over alleged misappropriation of funds.
Adipo has been replaced by deputy Stellah Wang’ala in an acting capacity.
Students rioted on Monday and Tuesday and damaged property.
The Nyando security team led by deputy county commissioner Kennedy Lunalo were called in to contain thetrouble.
He said the students went on the rampage on Monday from 6pm till 11pm and on Tuesday morning. They were sent home.
Yesterday, Lunalo said the board of management decided to close the school to calm the situation.
“We managed to contain the irate students who went to sleep at around 11pm on Monday. On Tuesday morning they started riots again,” he said.
The administrator said the TSC decision is final and must be obeyed.
During the rampage, Nyando MP Fred Outa clashed with security officers. The legislator demanded Adipo be brought back, amid cheers from the students.
Outa was to be taken to court last evening.
Lunalo said, “We decided to take the MP out of school because his remarks were inciting the students.”
He said the decision by the TSC should be respected, warning leaders and students against lawlessness.
The principal was interdicted after she declined a transfer to another school.
She moved to court to challenge her interdiction and temporarily resumed her position.
Adipo was again interdicted after she failed to honour the county TSC office directive. She could not be contacted for comment.