Kin say student in need of surgery after assault at Nairobi School

The Nairobi School administration building. The school has been rocked by bullying claims after a parent said her son was left needing surgery for injuries inflicted on him by prefects. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The student was allegedly assaulted by school prefects.

  • The boy allegedly has been suffering abuse since he joined the school last year.

  • His mother says he is so traumatised he can't even name the culprits.

Education officials have opened investigations into bullying claims that have rocked Nairobi School after a parent said her son was left needing surgery from injuries inflicted by prefects.

The team includes four officers from Teachers Service Commission, six from the Nairobi regional education office and Mr Caspal Maina, who is school principal.

Nairobi Westlands Sub-County Education Director Mr Chirchir is also in the meeting at the school and told the Nation investigations will be completed by end of Tuesday.

At the moment, the school has denied access to journalists covering the abuse story.


The Form Two student's parents said they received a call from the school last week to go pick up their son because he was unwell.

The student was allegedly assaulted by prefects, abuse said to have been meted on him since he was a Form One.

But the school administration has denied reports of the assault, saying they learnt of the incident from social media.

However, relatives who spoke to Nairobi News confirmed that the student is set to undergo surgery.

The boy’s mother shared her frustration in a WhatsApp group composed of parents and students.

 “…..Am looking at our son now and I can’t believe Nairobi School has wasted him so much. We have to supervise him even as he eats and brushes his teeth.

Went to pick him and found he had lost most of his uniform, looking dirty and unkempt. He is even back to peeing in bed something he had never done. He has gone mute and can’t even name the prefects who beat him. I feel so tired and I don’t have energy to fight right now. Let us first address the health issues. Please pray for him”

The student is said to have spent few days in a sanatorium after the incident.

“He told his friend that he was been beaten a lot by some perfects all over his body but mostly his head. He pleaded with the friend not to let us know what he was going through because he was afraid we would go to the school and ask, then when his back the prefects would continue beating him up," added the parent.