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Students at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret protest demanding the removal of their school principal

17, Feb 2021

Students at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret Wednesday morning went on the rampage demanding transfer of the institution's Principal Christine Chumba. The students blocked the national school's gate for hours before they were addressed by Uasin Gishu County education officials. The students who did not destroy school property accused the principal of harassing students and subordinate staff. In a list of claims, the protesting girls accused their school head of abolishing entertainment and sporting activities. They also accused the principal of cutting down iconic trees that have beautified the institution. Eating cabbage and ugali on a daily basis and sacking of watchmen was also listed as part of the reasons the students wanted their principal out. Uasin Gishu County director of Education of Girltonga Mbaka who was cheered by the students said the school board is deliberating on the issues raised by the learners. The protest paralysed learning for several hours.