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Fallen giant Starehe suspends principal, senior officials

12 March 2014, 22:51 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Starehe Boys Centre, for long one of the best performing schools in Kenya has sent its principal on compulsory leave as the aftermath of its poor display in the 2013 KCSE results sets in.

Principal Paul Mugo was sent home on forced leave by the school's board after the dismal showing in the recently released results which shocked many.

The school failed to appear in the top ten best schools in the country during the results released last week, a normal preserve for the institution in past years.

Other senior officials too were sent home, with the accounts officer and the executive assistant to the Director too sent on leave.

Deputy principal Peter Ndungu will be in charge of the institution in an announcement made by the school’s executive director Matthew Kithyaka in a press conference Wednesday.

" It is worrying when the school does not perform well for two years running. It is not acceptable for the school to be struggling to deliver, he said.

" The board has decided that it is a need for the principal and other players in the running of the school who are deemed surplus to requirements to give way, he added.

Starehe was beaten by relative minnows like Chavakali High School in the overall rankings released last week.

The school also struggled to produce a student in the top ten in the country, which raised questions over what is going on at the institution.

" It is unlike us not to be in the top three, let alone top ten. We are wired to perform well, Kithyaka added.

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