UPDATE Monday, December 14: Lugulu Girls High School has sent five support staff on compulsory leave following a strike six days ago.
The five support staff were accused of inciting students to stage a protest after one of the girls claimed that she was assaulted by an unknown man.
The five support staff include the school nurse, cateress, storekeeper and two cooks.
UPDATE Wednesday, December 9: Lugulu Girls' National School has been closed after a student was allegedly defiled in one of the school's bathrooms.
The KCSE candidates stormed out of the school on Tuesday and demonstrated along the Webuye-Kitale highway.
The students were taking their mock examinations before proceeding on the strike.
Form Four students from Lugulu Girls High School in Webuye, Bungoma on Tuesday, December 8 stormed out of the institution in protest.
The students staged their protests along the Webuye-Kitale highway carrying twigs with their strike being peaceful as they failed to block the busy road.
According to a police report, the school experienced unrest on Monday night as the KCSE candidates demanded to be addressed by the Ministry of Education officials.
The incident was reported by the school principal Dina Cheruiyot with a Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officer visiting the school.
The officer established that one of the students alleged that an unknown male person attempted to defile her, but she raised alarm making the suspect flee.
According to the police report, the school administration was informed about the incident but little action was taken leading to the protests on Tuesday.
No damages were reported in the school as the students stormed out of the institution.
Some of the students who spoke to the media after storming out of the school claimed that the school principal was taking time in the case against the alleged attempted rape incident.
During the strike, the students failed to observe social distancing increasing the risk of a possible spread of Covid-19. Only a few of them appeared to wear their masks correctly.
This comes at a time when schools have been reporting Covid-19 cases with a number of teachers and principals succumbing to the disease.
According to Teachers Service Commission (TSC), 33 teachers had succumbed to Covid-19 as at Wednesday, November 25 since the phased reopening of schools in October 2020.
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