Drama as two rival schools clash over KCSE results
04 March 2015, 14:38
Bungoma - There was drama in Bungoma after two rival schools in the area engaged each other in physical confrontation following the release of the 2014 KSCE results.
Trouble started when St Mary's Kibabii boys high school hit the street in celebration after they attained a mean score of 8.5 points, marching all the way to Bungoma high school, 4 kilometers away, to mock them.
Bungoma high school had a mean score of 8.3 points an improvement from last year's 7.1 points.
Bungoma high school students who were on parade receiving their results got and charged at Kibabii boys students, provoking a fight that lasted 20 minutes.
The Bungoma boys high school students overpowered the Kibabii colleagues who scampered for safety, some living behind their belongings and others sustaining minor injuries.
The Bungoma high school students thereafter went for a revenge mission, leading another demonstration to their rivals' school.
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They were however repulsed at Kanduyi market by their teachers who had already called in police for help.
Speaking to the press after the incident, Bungoma boys Principal, Samwel Wachilonga blamed the Kibabii students for provoking his students.
“The unfortunate incident should all be blamed on the Kibabii side. Why did they walk all those kilometers to provoke their colleagues? A disciplinary action should be taken against them,” Said Wachilonga.
His Kibabii counterpart, Mathwes Namunwa however apologized saying the students had been carried away by jubilation.
“We are sorry. The incident will never occur again,” he said.
The two schools have been rivals in sports and examinations for years.
Bungoma high school had however dropped in the previous years and their improvement this year renewed the rivalry.
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