Kwale school probed for radicalising students who killed a 70-year-old man
07 June 2016, 14:12
Kwale - An integrated school in Kwale County is under probe for allegedly radicalizing students who killed a 70-year-old man last week.
Police in Matuga Kwale have summoned Abubakar integrated school Director, Masoud Mwandemba and Head Teacher Mohammed Mtulu to explain the circumstances under which the man was killed.
Kwale County commissioner Kutswa Olaka said they are not leaving any information out in the probe as it appeared that the students might have been radicalized.
“We are not concluding that there is radicalization in the institution but that aspect is also being looked at,” said Olaka.
Athman Bamama was hacked to death by the students outside the school mosque at Tsunguni village on Friday.
The students are said to have accosted the deceased after Friday prayers on allegations that he was bewitching the students who were complaining of demon attacks.
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Kwale County Police Coordinator James Akoru said the matter is already under investigation and an inquest file has been opened.
He added that both the Director and Head Teacher of the school will be required to write a statement on circumstances which led to the death of Bamama who was laid to rest on Saturday.
“It is not possible that the students staged the attack on their own; there must be someone who helped them and that is why we will not leave any stone unturned,” he said.
Akoru cautioned area residents against taking the law into their own hands.
“It is so wrong for someone to just end the life of an old man. As the people in charge of security in this County, we shall not allow such a thing to happen,” he said.
The deceased according to relatives used to work at the institution as a cleaner but was fired following complaints from students.
By Monday, no learning activities were taking place at the institution which looked deserted as all students disappeared after committing the offense.
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