Meru: Police Fire in the Air to Scare Pupils Defending Female Teacher from Arrest ▷ Kenya News | #teacher | #children | #kids


  • The incident happened at Ntuene Primary School in Igembe Central when the pupils resisted the arrest of a female teacher who was involved in a dispute with a local trader
  • The officers from Muringene fired gunshots into the air after they were pelted with stones by the pupils
  • A teacher at the school named Alice Ncororo condemned the police, saying they fired five times and tore the teacher’s clothes in the fracas

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Police in Meru were on Friday, July 16, forced to fire in the air to scare pupils of Ntuene Primary School, who resisted the arrest of a female teacher allegedly involved in a dispute with a local trader.

Kenya police officers at a past event. Photo: Kenya Police Service.
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The officers from Muringene in Igembe Central fired gunshots into the air after they were pelted with stones by the pupils as they took the teacher to a waiting Probox car.

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The incident was confirmed by Ntuene Primary headteacher Angello Kamenchu even though she was not at the institution at the time of the incident, Daily Nation reported.

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During the melee, several pupils and a police officer sustained injuries.

Another tutor at the school named Alice Ncororo condemned the police, saying they fired five times and tore the teacher’s clothes in the fracas.

“It is very unprofessional for the police to act in such a manner in school in the presence of the children. They should have arrested her at home. The officers used excessive force. They tore her clothes in the arrest process,” she lamented.

The area manager David Rwito said he was shocked by police officers’ actions.

He called for disciplinary action against the men in uniform.

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Lang’ata Primary School kids tear-gassed

It was not the first time the police clashed with primary school kids.

In 2015, Kenyan police tear-gassed Lang’ata Primary School kids protesting the grabbing of their playground by a private developer.

The protesters brought down a newly built wall erected on the playground but were met with clouds of tear gas sparking outrage, the Washington Post reported.

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