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Muthambi Girls strike over bad food

The management of Muthambi Girls’ High School is on the spot again. This time for failing to inform parents that some students were hospitalized for stomach problems the last term. The parents further complained that the school administration denied them access to the school after the girls went on a rampage over the issue last Tuesday. This is after some sections of the media reported that 19 girls suffered from stomach discomfort after taking a meal at the school.

Parents learnt of the strike over the media

Mary Makena, one of the parents said that she learned of the strike over the media and that the school administration was yet to notify them of the incident.

“My daughter is still missing and I have been denied access to the school to talk to the administration,” said Ms. Makena lamented.

This was after the girls went on a rampage on Tuesday night and walked out of school protesting what they termed as high-handedness by the new principal.

The Forms four, three, and two girls forced the form ones into the dining hall and locked them in before leaving the school vowing to resume once the principal is transferred.

New principal high-handedness

Some of the students who spoke to the media outside the school said the new principal had declined to listen to their grievances especially on the meals.

A week before the closure of the last term, 19 girls were admitted at Chuka Consolata Hospital with stomach complications believed to have been caused by bad maize.

Muthambi girls parents dissapointed by the school administration

Parents have expressed disappointment with the school management after they were barred from accessing the school to know the whereabouts of their daughters who were yet to arrive home.

They said the school administration never notified the parents of the 19 girls that had been admitted to the hospital with stomach complications.

The media was also barred from entering the school. The gatekeepers stated that they had been issued with strict instructions by the principal not to allow anyone to enter the school.

Efforts to speak to the principal or the County Director of Education did not bear fruits.

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