Noonkoir Girls’ Secondary School in Kajiado was closed following alleged lesbianism among students.
Some parents who spoke to the Star newspaper on Thursday accused the school management of keeping silent as their children are being “beaten” by those who want them to join the lesbian club.
Another parent said the girls were left alone during the Easter holiday without a teacher or matron, adding that on the Saturday night of the holiday some men came to the school through the porous fence.
“Our girls always complained to the teachers about the beatings they received from their fellow students who were allegedly members of the thug club. “Teachers are telling those who accuse them of being rascals that they also have the right to get an education,” said one parent.
The case escalated on Thursday, forcing the director, Florence Kimeu, to send the girls home.
We tried to contact Kimeu to get clarification on this, but our messages and calls went unanswered.
County Education Director Martin Cheruyot told The Star that he was told the girls were returned home on Thursday evening, but had no details on what led to the closure.
“I’m going to the school to meet with the board today and hopefully by 3pm I’ll have something to tell you,” Cheruyot said.
He said he has received little information about the tension that caused the school to be closed, but he will meet with those affected with the intention of shedding light on the allegations of beating and grinding.
“This is not a small matter and we need to act quickly to control the situation before it gets out of control,” he said.