Ambira High Students Not Off the Hook Yet - DPP Says

Former Ambira High students who insulted CSs Amina & Matiang'i are not yet off the hook

DPP Noordin Haji

The students were released on Monday after the office of the Director of Public Prosecution failed to prefer charges against them.

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However, the State Prosecutor David Okachi told the court that the DPP received the file of the minors on Monday morning and he will prefer charges against them when he is ready.

Magistrate Gladys Adhiambo released the 8 students and ordered them to cooperate with police who were probing the matter.

The students had spent a week in detention after the court granted the prosecution seven more days to wrap up investigations following their arrest on diverse dates between November 23 and 25.

The former students were arrested after being filmed hurling insults at Ms Mohamed and Dr Matiang’i shortly after finishing their exams.


The eight students were caught on tape last week hurling unprintables at the two CSs, and claiming to have cheated in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

Opinion is divided on whether the students deserved to be arrested and arraigned for these acts viewed by many as grave acts of misconduct.

While monitoring the ongoing KCSE examinations, KNEC chairman George Magoha said the moral decay in some of the students is regrettable.

He affirmed that if it was discovered that the Ambira students cheated as they claimed in the video, then action will be taken.


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