Kipsangui Boys principal Richard Tuimur has finally been transferred after a series of demonstrations by the students and a Section of Kispangui Residents.
The move comes barely a week after the second attempt by the students to torch the school dormitory last week.
Uasin Gishu County Director of Education Issack Khalif Hassan said that they have already done investigations on the issues that were raised by students and parents.
“I want to confirm that the Kipsangui Boys principal has been transferred to Nandi County. The Teachers Service Commission has already transferred the principal and the new principal is at the school and the teachers have resumed,” said Khalif Hassan.
He said that students have resumed their studies after last month’s unrest.
“Most of the issues which were brought by the community have been addressed, the case between the old men of the school and the administration have been withdrawn and also the issue raised by the students,” added Hassan
However, the county director stated that there are some challenges, which are yet to be addressed within the school board.
The principal was also accused of allegedly compromising education officers within the Soy sub-county Uasin Gishu County Director of Education Hassan Khalif, who toured the school yesterday assured that all challenges raised by the stakeholders are being addressed.
“Many of the students have been punished because of lack of school fees, corporal punishment has been outlawed in Kenya but the principal has always suppressed grievances from the stakeholders instead of addressing them,” said one of the Parents.
Mr. Tuimur’s foibles for the last three years have been his intransigence in addressing pressing challenges raised by the students over the poor state of the school’s dormitories and other critical infrastructure that has continuously forced the students to go on a rampage.