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Rampaging Form Four students feast on school goat


Form Four students at a school in Tharaka Nithi have come up with an ingenious way of airing their grievances, which does not involve burning of dormitories.

The students at Egakeramba secondary school on Thursday went on strike and feasted on a school goat.

The 28 KCSE candidates were protesting against doing weekly continuous assessment tests and denial to go for a tour.

Speaking to Nation on phone, Kiera chief Protasio Mutembei said the students rioted and went away with a goat that they slaughtered, roasted and feasted on.


Mr Mutembei said trouble started on Wednesday after the school principal Paul Mudi refused to allow Form Four students to attend an academic tour of Embu County.

He said the students had each paid Sh500 for transport and other logistics but the candidates had their money refunded.

“The head teacher said teachers were busy teaching Form Four class in order to complete the syllabus and did not have time for trips,” said Mr Mutembei.

However, the area chief together with other security team that responded to the principal’s call managed to calm the rowdy students who had already roasted the goat.

“We have settled the matter and the students have now settled in class but they’d already eaten the goat,” he said.

Efforts to reach Mr Mudi were futile not as his mobile phone went unaswered.

This is a departure from the wave of strikes where students are burning dormitories to air their grievances.