By Charles Ngeno
There was drama at a primary school in Narok South District when a deputy headmaster thrashed a parent and his son.
The teacher, who is described by the students as a strict disciplinarian, is reported to have caned a Standard One pupil a day after warning pupils not to report to school late.
That morning the teacher arrived early in school because he was on duty. Some minutes to 8am, he saw a pupil slinking in through the school gate. When he asked why he was late, the boy did not give a satisfactory answer.
“Wait for me at the staff room,” he ordered and proceeded to walk round the school compound overseeing morning chores like sweeping the classes and collecting litter.
When he eventually wound his way to the staffroom, the teacher caned the pupil, warned him against coming to school late and sent him to class. But instead of going to class, the little devil went back home.
Passersby say that the moment he walked out of the school gate, he began wailing like he was under a lot of pain.
In no time, he was back accompanied by a short man who turned out to be his father. The duo proceeded straight to the staff room. Without asking what had transpired, the man is said to have asked his son, “Show who among these teachers has beaten you.”
Without hesitation, the little boy pointed at the well-built deputy head teacher.
That’s when things went haywire. The parent reached out for a chebunyo (club) that he had hidden in his trouser by slipping against his thigh and whacked hit the teacher on the head.
So sudden was the attack that instead of coming to his rescue, his colleagues scurried out of the room.