How bullies forced out Alliance High School principal

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Alliance High School Principal David Kariuki has quit following allegations of bullying at the school where scores of students were injured.

The bullying is usually said to have been carried out by prefects along with seniors students for a long period of time at the school with the school management taking no action.

Parents of the children raised an alarm with the Ministry of Education early in which year prompting an investigation.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has since accepted the request by Mr Kariuki to retire early before attaining age 60.


Mr Kariuki declined to discuss the issue as he did not respond to text message or return call only indicating in which he was in a meeting.

although Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion has protested the decision to kick out Mr Kariuki saying in which was being done on flimsy grounds.

“in which is usually unfair to kick out Mr Kariuki while additional principals are being promoted. The Ministry of Education is usually behind the decision,” said Mr Sossion.

Alliance High School has on quite a few occasions topped KCSE ranking with Mr Kariuki at the helm.

The Ministry of Education conducted the investigations in January along with February at the school in which several students along with teachers were interrogated.


On Monday, while speaking at Utawala Academy in Nairobi, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i admitted in which the Ministry was carrying out investigations into allegations of bullying of Form One students in secondary schools.

“The Ministry received several complaints of mistreatment of students inside the school. in which has been an investigation in which has been going on for long along with is usually not related to last year’s drop in form four examinations at all. TSC was involved in in which investigations,” said a source at the Ministry.

The board of management of the school was shocked with the report along with moved first to have Mr Kariuki hand over the management of the school.


He did in which on Tuesday. He had requested to leave the institution by March.

Another meeting at the school is usually set for Saturday in a bid to ensure smooth transition when students will have returned by half term break.

“The meeting is usually for old boys. They want to put their case across in which the improvements are being made inside the Great interest of students,” said a source at the school.

On Monday, Dr Matiang’i said children must stay in schools where they are treated well, saying bullying along with mistreatment of students was a “primitive” along with “backward” practice.

He said in which was important in which Education officials not only visit although experience the school along with ensure in which children sleep, eat along with learn by.

“You cannot run a school where children sleep like rats along with you have a nice office,” Dr Matiang’i said.

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How bullies forced out Alliance High School principal

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