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Students attack school captain

06 June 2013, 11:47 Oduor Omondi

An elaborate drug syndicate in a school in Muhoroni District has landed the school captain in hospital where he is nursing nasty panga cut wounds inflicted by suspected student drug dealers.

The Songhor Secondary School captain Clinton Onyango, a Form 4 student, was brutally attacked by a group of five fellow students who accused him of being behind the expose of their drug dealings.

It emerged that Onyango who was apparently not happy with the illegal activities decided to alert the school management, but by so doing stirred up a hornet’s nest and thus the genesis of his woes.

Muhoroni District Education Officer Joyce Oweke disclosed that the captain has since been admitted to Muhoroni District Hospital.

According to Muhoroni District Commissioner Solomon Abwaku, Onyango was reportedly attacked Monday night while sleeping in the dormitory at around 11Pm.

Abwaku confided that it was at that time when one of the students who was serving a suspension term broke into the dormitory and viciously attacked the captain, slashing him on the legs using a sharp machete.

Inside sources also corroborated claims that the assailant was indeed one of the five suspects behind the supply of drugs including bhang and other hard drugs to students.

However, Oweke said it took the courage of Onyango and a section of fellow prefects to blow the trumpet on the errant students' illegal operations thus the genesis of the whole fracas.

Shocking enough was the fact that the deputy head teacher got wind of the matter and K’opere Police officers tipped on time about the developing story but by the time of going to press they had not arrested the well known suspects who are still on the run.

Contacted for comment, Muhoroni OCPD Muthuri Mwongera was equally shocked that the matter had not been brought to his attention by his junior officers at K’opere.

However, following quick consultations with security agencies, Mwongera established that the matter was already being investigated but details reported to him were still scanty.

Following the incident, DEO Oweke revealed that Songhor secondary school Board of Governors (BOG) held a meeting which recommended that the suspects be suspended indefinitely from the school.

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