Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has condemned the bullying incident at Alliance High school and assured that his Ministry is doing “whatever it takes to ensure the case is resolved quietly and consultatively, so that the learning environment at the institution remains conducive and prestigious.”
The Country was left in shock following horrific reports of brutality allegedly visited upon form one students at the Alliance High School by prefects and senior students in an incident that sparked rage amongst Kenya’s on social media.
This is after photos surfaced painting a brutal scenario at the one of the country’s most coveted high schools where some of the students are reported to have sustained serious fractures after being whipped using electric cables.
Speaking during the Kenya Coast National Polytechnic’s first graduation ceremony, Matiang’i said already ‘fantastic’ conversations are going on across the board regarding the issue and expressed optimism that the case will be resolved amicably.
The CS however declined to divulge details on whether there legal actions will be taken against the perpetrators behind the mistreatment and said his responsibility is education policy and to put together all the stakeholders to ensure that the institutions are running well.
He said he is satisfied with the level of engagement currently going on at the school noting the board of management at the school has followed up the issue with keen interest to resolve the issue.
“We are working with the school board, faith-based organizations, Old Boys Association and the Teachers’ Service Commission to ensure that matter is resolved internally,” said Dr Matiang’i.