Dagoretti High students hospitalized in fight over kitchen sink
Parents and guardians of students at Dagoretti High School in Nairobi attended the school after 17 of the students were taken to the hospital after a fight.
According to reports, the altercation began when two students fought each other over a laundry sink.
It developed into a physical altercation where other students began attacking one another with sticks.
Adamson Bungei, the chief of police in Nairobi, confirmed the incident and said that two of the injured students required hospitalization after suffering severe injuries and were taken to the nearby Kikuyu and Kijabe Hospitals.
In order to control the situation, the police came at the school. They gave the students advice not to use violence to protest the use of school facilities and reminded them that they were all a part of the same community.
Many questions about the cause of the argument and how the situation was managed remain unanswered because the school administration chose not to comment on the incident.
In a brawl involving students from five secondary schools who had gathered for a live set book performance in Kilgoris, Narok County, last year, three students were hurt and a teacher was assaulted.
According to reports, a teacher at the host Poroko Secondary School named Fred Machokaa saw some boys from Kilgoris Boys School in a “compromising situation” with a female pupil.
The visitors then roughed him up with punches and kicks after he dispersed them, which caused students from Poroko to step in to defend their instructor.
“Students from the visiting school began throwing plastic chairs, pieces of rocks and a hail of other projectiles at their hosts, provoking chaos that left three students seriously injured and property of unknown value destroyed,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said then.
In the melee that ensued, two students suffered head, neck and chest injuries and are admitted at a local hospital in fair condition while a third was treated and discharged in fair condition too.
“Police officers based at Kilgoris police station had a difficult time containing the riotous students who destroyed the school bus belonging to Poroko, window panes in one of the dormitories and plastic chairs,” detectives added