The five are the school nurse, cateress, store keeper and two cooks.
A suspension letter seen by the Informer says the leave will end on January 10, 2021.
Students of the school in Bungoma County last week took to the streets in a protest against the alleged defilement of their schoolmate.
It is said the attacker also tried to suffocate the victim but that she managed to scream, waking other girls. The attacker disappeared into the darkness.
“We are wondering why we have been sent home yet the students were demanding justice for one of them who was defiled,” one of the suspended staff members who sought anonymity for fear of being victimised said.
The worker said the letter stated that one of them was suspended for inciting other subordinate staff to protest over delayed salaries.
“We received half salaries in October and November,” the staffer said.