Female students from Lugulu Girls High School in Bungoma county took to the streets on Tuesday 8th December. This was after two of their students were defiled in the school compound.
The students are said to have been defiled on Saturday. So one of the girls was taking a bath when a man appeared and tried to assault her. She screamt alarming the rest of the students. But the man disappeared. Later that evening another girl was nearly assaulted in the bathroom by a man (most likely the same guy), she too screamt but the man ran and hid.
The three hundred plus candidates stormed out of their school to the Webuye Police Station where they demanded justice.
In a video doing rounds on social media, the girls are seen and heard complaining that their administration did nothing about the incident.
The angered students said that the principal only instructed the teachers not to allow the defiled students to communicate with their families. See video.
So the Bungoma county quality education assurance officer Caleb dealt with the candidates’ claims while encouraging them to return to school. And he promised them that the police will ensure that the perpetrator is arrested.
As a result, the move by the girls has elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans. Some urging doctors to follow suit and fight for their rights after a young doctor succumbed to the novel coronavirus.
By Wanjiru Mbaru