Chalbi Boys High School has been closed indefinitely after students attacked and injured six non-local teachers.
Speaking at Marsabit Referral Hospital, one of the teachers said he was in the staff room with many of his colleagues at the time and the students only targeted those from outside the county.
The teacher who sought anonymity for security reasons said the students were militant and threatened to kill them.
“We were preparing ourselves to go to class when they attacked us. The only thing they said was that it was our day to die,” said the teacher, adding that his colleagues were injured as they tried to flee.
The students caught up with him, beat him up and doused him with petrol, intending to set him on fire.
“They even poured petrol on one of us ready to set him ablaze but they had no source of fire hence we got an opportunity to save him,” the teacher said.