Protests erupt at Maseno school after principal is suspended

By Lola Nanjala

Protests erupted at Maseno school  Wednesday after the institutions principal Paul Otula was interdicted following claims that a form one student was sodomised by senior students.

Police were dispatched to the school Wednesday morning to contain the situation after the students boycotted classes and went on a rampage demanding that their principal be reinstated.

Education officials have been investigating claims by the 16-year-old, whose story caused uproar in January, that a school captain and two others had sexually molested him.

The boy’s guardian posted the allegations on social media but the principal denied the claims.

Reports say that already the Ministry of Education has appointed someone to take Otula’s place.