By Charles Ng’eno
The cook, who was a darling of the students, was arrested by the school watchmen at mid-night with over 800 chapati as he tried to enter the school through a Kei apple fence next to the boys’ dormitory.
Ongeza kidogo (add some more), as he was popularly known by the students and other support staff, is reported to have began supplying the over 1000 students with chapati early in January at the cost of Sh15 per chapati.
The venture is said to have been so lucrative to the extent that other cooks wondered why they had never noticed a business opportunity that had been staring at them in the face for the many years they had served at the institution.
A trap was laid and the 40th day arrived for a man whose entrepreneurial spirit could charm the man who resides in the big house on the hill.
He pleaded with the security to let him go but his plea fell on deaf ears. He even promised to share the loot with them but the guards were unrelenting.
Desperate that his plea was yielding no fruits, the cook promised to give all the proceeds from the sale to the watchmen on condition that they release him.
Still, they remained unmoved saying that they did not want to be corrupted by wayward individuals.