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Kericho Politicians in Trouble for Joining Rioting Kipsigis Girl's in Protesting New Principal

Kericho county politicians are on spot for joining rioting students against a new principal. The leaders took to their social media pages to condemn the new principal Christine Chumba who was transferred from Moi Eldoret to Kipsigis girls. The students on Sunday early morning took to the streets of Kericho demanding the return of their former principal Juliana Kirui.

The said leaders have been told to keep off politicizing educational matters to their advantage. They have termed it PR stunts and a way of gaining political mileage. Politicians in question are Kapsoit MCA, the popular Paul Chirchir alias Tarimbo and Belgut MP Nelson Koech. Koech said the new principal was incompetent and should have been dismissed instead of being transferred.

"There is an unfortunate trend in our country's civil service where incompetence is transferred instead of being nipped in the bud. Kipsigis Girls is the only girl's national school in our county and we will not sit and watch as it gets offered for a soft landing to anybody rejected elsewhere on account of performance," Koech said.

The harsh sentiments from the two leaders have landed them in huge trouble with locals who took to the comment section to tell them off.

"So you’ve decided to be the ministry of education and get to know who is competent and who’s not? It’s saddening to see how you also went through the hands of different teachers yapping. It seems you are really in line with the strike. You are simply embarrassing yourself," Jesca Kosgey said.

Koech further demanded an immediate reversal of the transfer of the principal Mrs. Kirui and the posted be taken elsewhere."For the avoidance of doubt we are demanding the immediate reversal of the decision to transfer Mrs.Kirui from Kipsigis Girls High School and an alternative school sought for the newly posted principal," he added.

Trouble seems to be following the principal, barely few months after she was transferred to Moi Eldoret, students demanded her exit, accusing her of mismanagement.

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