In Summary
  • Father James Obaigwa was accused of not honouring summons to appear before the County Education Board to explain why he locked the principal's door, preventing Mr Dennis Munyendo from carrying out his duties.

The board chairman of Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho in Kisii County has been kicked out following tension at the institution over the posting of a new principal.

Father James Obaigwa was accused of not honouring summons to appear before the County Education Board to explain why he locked the principal's door, preventing Mr Dennis Munyendo from carrying out his duties when he reported to the school.

NEW PRINCIPAL

Mr Munyendo reported to the school in December to replace Mr Zechariah Nyariki, following the reshuffling of high school principals by the Ministry of Education.

Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho, Kisii.

Students queue for lunch at Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho, on January 7, 2018. PHOTO | MAGATI OBEBO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

On Sunday, County Education Board boss Dr Henry Onderi told the Nation they decided to crack the whip on the school’s management board to help bring normalcy to the institution.

“By doing so we are not running away that some issues could be existing but we want proper channels followed. The board cannot tolerate situations where principals will be arbitrarily subjected to such levels of embarrassment when due processes can be followed,” he said.

Dr Onderi said Fr Obaigwa kept the office key and the principal had been operating from his car.

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