18-year-old David Munga, a form three student at Rwambiti Secondary school in Kirinyaga County was on Tuesday arrested after violently attacking three teachers in school. The student had reported to school with a mobile phone which was spotted by the teacher on duty who wanted to confiscate it from him.
However, Munga hid the phone and adamantly refused to be searched by the teacher. When the teacher insisted on frisking him, he started beating him up attracting the attention of the other two teachers who were nearby as other students cheered. The two teachers who came to the aid of their colleague also received a beating but eventually, they subdued him and took him to the deputy principal’s office.
The deputy principal called in the police who responded in time and arrested the student. Confirming the incident to Citizen Digital, Gichugu Sub-county Police commander Anthony Mbogo said the student’s parents gave a go-ahead for the boy to be jailed since he is indiscipline.
“The Deputy Principal talked with the parents who are civil servants, but they said they want the boy jailed because he is indiscipline,” Anthony Mbogo told Citizen Digital.
He is currently being held at Kianyaga police station.
Preliminary investigations by the police have established that the student was under the influence of bhang at the time of the incident. He confessed to the police that he has occasionally been smoking Marijuana and on Tuesday he even smoked before heading to school.
The school deputy principal told Citizen Digital that the student in question was retaking the Form Three year after flunking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (KCSE).
According to the police, he will be charged with assaulting teachers, creating riots in the school, and destroying school property valued at Ksh 3000.