Over 700 students of Kigezi High School in Kabale district have been sent home and the school closed until further notice following a violent strike.
The riot was sparked by the school administration which on Wednesday morning dismissed a number of fees defaulters, check http://clark-illustration.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/dynamic-cache-test.php who however refused to vacate the school premises.
On Thursday morning, here http://christlutheran.org/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-plugin-upgrader-skin.php the head teacher Stephen Mugume called in police to force them out, ailment which incensed the rest of the students. These refused to enter the classrooms and joined their colleagues outside.
Realizing that the situation was getting out hand, the school’s chairperson board of governors Rev. Dr. Medard Rugyendo intervened and ordered all students to go home, save for the S4 class which commences the final UCE exams on Monday.
Rev. Rugyendo told reporters that they were left with no choice, especially that students didn’t want to pay their fees.
“We were confused; about 60 percent of them have not paid the dues, so we decided that they all go home and we shall sit and decide on the next step,” Said Dr. Rugyendo.
However, some of the students that our reporter talked to said that they were tired of their head teacher Stephen Mugume, who they accused of mismanaging the school affairs.
This is the third strike at the school this year, where in the previous one held last term, S6 students went on rampage, accusing their S4 counterparts of putting on trousers instead of their khaki shorts.
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Hon. Ruto said that there is need to have a bigger market for all the goods produced in region and that is possible with unity among the countries.
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Ruto made these remarks while speaking at the 17th National Prayer Breakfast at Hotel Africana on Thursday.
He further said that Kenya is committed to the East African Common Market where goods should find themselves freely in different markets in the region.
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Ruto revealed that the energy sector is key for development in the region adding that Kenya is now producing 600 megawatts of power which will increase to 5000 megawatts in the next five years.
He also said that by 2019, the standard gauge railway will have reached Malaba which will reduce the cost of transporting goods by 70 percent.
President Yoweri Museveni on his part called for unity among African states so that the continent speaks with one voice on the international scene.
Kenya’s Deputy also paid Museveni a courtesy call at State House.