Lugulu Girls’ High School students on Tuesday took to the streets to protest an alleged defilement incident that happened in the school recently.
The victim is said to have been defiled on Saturday morning while taking a bath just before the morning preps.
In videos shared on Twitter, the girls, who staged protests along the Webuye-Kitale Highway in Bungoma County, claimed that the management had failed to act and instead urged them to remain silent.
The students accused the school principal of attempting to cover up the matter. They claimed that the school head had threatened students who witnessed the incident.
According to the girls, teachers were also warned against calling the victim’s parents.
The students later managed to get the audience of Webuye Police Station OCS and reported the incident.
Their complaints to the Webuye OCS.
School principal threatening students who witnessed rape within the school. Teachers warned against calling victim's parents. pic.twitter.com/oa92dFqxPg
— Michael Murumba (@mmurumba) December 8, 2020
During the Tuesday protests, the learners said the incident happened about 20 metres from the school’s staff quarters.
The perpetrator, the learners said, fled after another student appeared in the bathrooms. They wondered how an outsider could access the highly secured institution.
Bungoma residents and parents have condemned the incident further calling for speedy probe into the matter.