Over 250 Makueni Boys High School students went on rampage on Friday, February 20, in Kenya, after they were ordered to shave their hair and beards during the mandatory monthly haircut.
The students, all of whom are in form four, became rowdy and started throwing stones injuring the school’s principal Raphael Katana, whose attempts to intervene failed. This forced the school management to suspend all the candidates to avoid further destruction.
“We shave our students every month, all the students in other classes got their haircuts, but the Form Fours refused, as per the Ministry of Education guidelines. We sent all of them home because they became rowdy, “ said the school Principal, Raphael Katana.
Katana was rushed to the nearby hospital where he was treated and discharged.
Makueni county police commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan confirmed the incident which put the county school on the national spotlight on Indiscipline cases.
However,the incident is among the many cases of indiscipline that have been reported across many boarding secondary schools, with Moi Girls Eldoret being the latest to hit national headlines.
The candidates will write their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams which will commence on March 26 and finish on April 21, 2021