Seven students are nursing stab wounds after clashes broke out in Jamhuri High school Nairobi on Tuesday night and spilled to the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Even though there are conflicting reports as to what exactly transpired, some sources allege that the unrest was triggered by claims of religious discrimination between Muslim students and their Christian counterparts.
Trouble is said to have started when a Christian and Muslim student clashed in the dining hall over a cup, which resulted in bullying.
Some students have pointed out that their prefects were also discriminating and bullying them because of their religion and for being day scholars. They also alleged that they’ve been segregated based on religion when using amenities such as toilets and the library.
About 35 students both day scholars and boarders are reported to have been injured during the chaos. Some of the injured were treated and discharged while others are in hospital nursing stab wounds.
The school Principal Fred Awuor is among those injured.
Jamhuri High school Closed Indefinitely
The school’s board has closed the institution indefinitely until the issue is resolved.
Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome led a team of security officers to a meeting with the school administration in efforts to address the issue.