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Moi Girls Eldoret students protest, demand removal of Principal

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By Stephen Rutto | February 17th 2021
Students at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret protest, demanding the removal of their school principal. [Peter Ochieng, Standard]

Moi Girls High School in Eldoret has been closed indefinitely following protests Wednesday morning, in which students accused their school principal of ‘arrogance’.

The learners have until tomorrow to vacate the premises.

“Due to the current unrest in school, you are required to pick your daughter before the end of today,” Education Director Gitonga Mbaka wrote in a memo. 

Students went on the rampage this morning demanding the transfer of  school Principal Christine Chumba.

They blocked the school's gate for hours before they were addressed by Uasin Gishu County education officials.

They accused the principal of harassing students and subordinate staff.

In a list of claims, they further accused their school head of abolishing entertainment and sporting activities.

They also accused her of cutting down iconic trees that have beautified the institution.

Students at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret protest, demanding the removal of their school principal. [Peter Ochieng, Standard]

Eating cabbage and Ugali on a daily basis and sacking of watchmen were also listed as part of the reasons the students wanted their principal out.

Uasin Gishu County Director of Education Gitonga Mbaka said the school board is deliberating on the issues raised by the learners.

The protests paralysed learning for several hours.

Some of the reasons Moi Girls students gave demanding the removal of the school Principal. [Courtesy]

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