Blow to Principal who incited students to attack KTN journalists after court's ruling

Court deals a blow to St Steven's Pricipal in morning ruling

DCI nabs Principal after inciting students to attack journalists

St Stephens girls principal in Machakos John Kyalo was on Tuesday released on Ksh1 million bond and surety of similar amount after pleading not guilty following an attack on KTN journalists.

On Monday the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) announced that they had arrested Mr Kyalo, the Principal of St. Steven’s Girls School in Machakos County.

According to the DCI, Mr Kyalo was arrested alongside Ms Mary Mukami, the mother of the missing girl and they will be charged with Incitement to violence among other offences.

The arrest comes after two KTN journalists were attacked and injured by students from St Stephens Girls Secondary School.

KTN's vehicle set on fire

Carolyne Bii, cameraman Boniface Magana and their driver Immaculate Joseph were pelted with stones by the irate students who had allegedly incited by their Mr Kyalo.

Their vehicle was burnt while six students were injured during the fracas.

Kyalo had allegedly declined to be interviewed on allegations of a missing student from the institution

Stephen Nzeve, the school's director claimed that the institution had informed Mary Mukami, the missing girl’s mother that her daughter was in South B Estate, Nairobi.

Attack condemned

According to the school's director, the girls attacked the journalists after the parent started harassing teachers.

"I was not in school but I am told the guy started harassing the teachers. The girls were bitter since they did not want their school to be in the news again,” Mr Nzeve said.

Last year, a student went missing from the school and was later found.

The attack on the journalists was condemned by the Media Council of Kenya, Senator Moses Wetangula and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.


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