Another student arrested for attacking his teacher with a machete


A panga (machete) at a crime scene.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

Police in Nyamira are holding a Form Two student for allegedly attacking his teacher with a panga.

The student at Mokwerero Secondary School attacked the deputy principal of the school on Wednesday after he was allegedly denied to change his old exercise books for new ones. 

The incident happened a day after a Form Three student at Kisii High School attacked and injured two teachers using a kitchen knife after he was asked to kneel.

Manga Sub-County Police Commander Gabriel Mwangangi said the deputy head teacher escaped unhurt.

The police boss said the suspect was spotted sharpening a panga by his neighbours on Tuesday, but his motive was not known.

“The suspect will be arraigned for the law to take its own course” Mr Mwangangi said.

On Tuesday, the 17-year-old student at Kisii High School was arraigned and charged with attempted murder. 

He denied the charges and was granted Sh50,000 cash bail. The case was set for mention on January 27.

The student went berserk after punished for lateness. The incident happened at around 9am.


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