Chesamisi high school in Kimilili Sub County, Bungoma County has been closed indefinitely.
The school was closed down on Sunday January 24, following riots that saw massive destruction of properties.
According to reports, the rioting was a result that the entertainment program was moved from night hours to daytime.
Kimilili Sub County Education Boss George Okoth said that in view of the fact that tuition facilities, key teachers professional records, the security surveillance have been routed and extensively damaged, they had to close the institution down.
“The entire institution can not be lit, nothing can take place, all students will be communicated too on the next cause of action after the board of management meet otherwise students must vacate the premises immediately,” he ordered.
The students accused the school deputy principal Tom Adanga of changing the entertainment program from night to day time.
A student who talked to journalists in confidence said that the school management erred by changing the entertainment program because the school hall is very small and with poor ventilation.
“We were requesting the deputy principal to change the program so that we can be able to watch English Premier League and other games which mostly features at night,” said the student.
He added, “It is during the night that we can enjoy chilly weather owing to the fact that it is cold and the poor ventilation of the hall cannot restrict us very much from the congestion,”.
Chesamisi boys rioted after their pleas fell on deaf ears and efforts to have the program changed failed.
“The damage is massive, principal and a teacher’s vehicles were damaged and vandalised, no office was spared, all the window panes on all the tuition blocks are broken, the ICT room damaged and vandalised, mostly motherboards missing,” reported Moses Ernest.
He added, “It is scary to our teachers, it is difficult to imagine that the students that we teach can do this great damage to our well established school,”.