Students of Moi Girls School Nairobi started streaming back to school on Sunday morning after a one-week closure following the rape incident that happened in the school. Students were set to report to school between 8 am and 4 pm on Sunday. Education CS Amina Mohammed disbanded the school’s board of management, and the early retirement request by the then Principal Jael Mureithi’s was announced and duly accepted by TSC. She was replaced by Deputy Principal Florence Omusula and parents were ordered to converge on Thursday and elect new parents association leaders.
Amidst ongoing investigations-after DNA samples from some staff members were taken at the beginning of the week-some parents have insisted they won’t take back their students to the school. The scandal raised eyebrows and concerns not only from parents and students but from all Kenyans. Although no arrests have been made so far, CS Amina said those found culpable will face the full force of the law.
The Education CS further set up a nine-member interim board to manage proceedings at the school, led by Mr. John Ololtuaa, the Nairobi Regional Education Coordinator. The team includes officials from the Education Ministry and Teachers Service Commission.