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11 Students Slammed With Ksh 1 Million Cash Bail Over Destruction Of School Property

11 students from Chesamisi Boys High School were slapped with a cash bail of Ksh1 million over their involvement in a strike that prompted destruction of property.

The students, who were appearing before Justice Gladys Odhiambo of Kimilili Law Courts, were accused of damaging property worth Ksh7.5 million.The court heard that the eleven incited other students to go on rampage.

Justice Odhiambo ordered cops handling the matter to conduct an age assessment of the students and table the report in court.

Further, he directed for the birth certificates of the 11 be presented in court to ascertain whether or not they are children.

The prosecution was likewise ordered to supply the understudies' attorney with copies of charge sheets and witness statements.

The case will be heard on January 25, 2022.

The students will be held at Kimilili Police Station children's cells until they conform to the bail terms issued by the court.

Instances of students destroying property in schools have been on the rise in the last couple of months.Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, and his Interior counterpart Fred Matiang'i are presently pushing to once again introduce caning in schools.

The duo contended that caning would tame the ever-increasing instances of indiscipline and schools distress in the country.

"We need to introduce caning back in schools like yesterday… don't expect our teachers should do the impossible," Magoha expressed.

"We should discipline our children and we should insist a few things we can't create a society of animals. So, our work is to build schools as they torch them down? It's tough love, our children must understand one thing that it takes sacrifice from parents to get these things," Matiang'i weighed in.

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