Three KCSE candidates at Moi Girls’ High School in Eldoret say they were kicked out of the school and will be spending their nights in a lodging during the exam period.
The candidates told the Nation they travel to the school from the guest house every morning to do the national exams and go back in the evening.
Two of the girls claimed they were accused of being indisciplined and were expelled last week. The third one said she was sent home in second term.
“I was accused of harassing a prefect and now I feel depressed because I feel bad being away from school,” said one of the girls.
The second student said that she was expelled from school during second term and did not attended classes in third term.
“I was expelled because I was found in possession of a fruit knife and was accused of bullying,” she said.
The third girl said she was expelled after bhang was found in her bag.
“I requested for a drug test but the principal could hear none of it. She took me to a police station, accompanied by some teachers and a security guard, where I spent the night.
“The following day, I was sent home with no expulsion nor a suspension letter. I have been studying from home since October 31,” the student said.
Uasin Gishu County Director of Education Gitonga Mbaka said his office was investigating the matter.
“We are already investigating claims of alleged mistreatment of the three Moi Girls’ High School KCSE candidates, expect to hear from us on Wednesday,” said Mr Gitonga.