Form Three Student Stabs Principal's Head With a Nail

The incident occurred at around 6pm and involved the 18-year-old student picking up a wooden plank with a projected nail and hit the principal, Geoffrey Rono, on the head.

Form Three Student Stabs Principal's Head With a Nail

Police in Kericho County have launched a manhunt for a form three student from Ainamoi Secondary School who used a nail to stab a principal on his head on Wednesday, June 9.

The incident occurred at around 6pm and involved the 18-year-old student picking up a wooden plank with a projected nail and hit the principal, Geoffrey Rono, on the head.

Following the incident, Rono called for help and was promptly attended to by the bursar. Meanwhile, the student had already fled from the scene.

Geoffrey Rono, the principal at Anaimoi school who was injured by a student on Wednesday evening, June 9. /COURTESY

Rono was immediately rushed to the hospital where medics managed to stop the bleeding and dress the wound. At around 10pm, he was discharged and is currently recovering at his home.

Sources related to the incident told Viral Tea that the clash could be linked to an earlier scenario where the principal had chased home students who had not finished paying their school fees, including the culprit.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) representative has since condemned the incident.

Amidst a sharp rise in increase in indiscipline cases in schools, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha reintroduced caning back in January 2021.

The CS stated that corporal punishment could help reduce criminal activities in schools.

"Learners will not commit crimes and walk scot-free. We shall ensure that these situations are neutralised before they escalate. They must be caned and we shall authorise teachers to punish them," Magoha stated, his sentiments leading to public uproar.

In other reports, three security guards attached to Kivaywa Secondary School in Kakamega County were murdered after suspected thugs stormed the institution.

The thugs escaped with a TV set, laptop, a public address system and money valued at Ksh150,000.

Matete OCPD Thomas Ototo confirmed the incident and added that the police are investigating the matter.

Education CS George Magoha. /FILE