Seven form two students of St. John’s The Baptized Likuyani Boys High school, in Kakamega county have been suspended for allegedly been in possession of bhang and other outlawed items.
According to reliable sources, the first to be nabbed with the banned substance were two students who are said to have implicated the others in the same class.
“All the seven suspects were arrested and taken to Likuyani administration police post where they spent the night before they were returned to the school,” a police officer who sought anonymity confirmed the outlawed drug incident to the press.
However, when reached for verification the school’s administration was reluctant to divulge more details about the link between the students and bhang, with the Deputy Principal, Mr. Edmond Muyodi, instead choosing to downplay the drug issue.
“It is true that seven of our students have been sent home on indiscipline grounds,” said Muyodi.
According to the deputy principal, the seven had been accused of sleeping late in the night against routine hours, “thus endangering security of rest of the student fraternity,“ added Muyodi.
Besides the lateness claim, the teacher further disclosed some of the suspended culprits were caught with outlawed electronic items, including mobile phones.
“One of the students had a packaged grass-like crushed substance inside his box, which he, however, claimed was a herbal drug for suppressing headache” stated the teacher, adding the substance was under examination to ascertain its contents.
The seven were asked to leave the institution compound to enable the administration conduct comprehensive investigations into the students’ conduct, according to Muyodi.
“With the several reported cases of students touching dormitories countrywide recently, it was prudent for us to take this cautionary action by inviting security officers to help with investigations,” explained Muyodi who refused to give more detail arguing that the
case was being handled by the school’s Principal, Mr. Mwanyumba Tweni who was away on official duties.
The suspended students will report back to the institution after two weeks.