Meru: Drama as parents storm school and slaughter two bulls

Meru: Drama as parents storm school and slaughter two bulls

There was drama at Mbajone Primary School in Meru County after parents stormed the learning institution, seized two bulls and slaughtered them claiming that the administration was about to sell the animals.

Carrying twigs and singing songs, the about 90 parents defied the area chief and police who tried to stop them from accessing the school compound.

They seized two bulls which were tethered at different grazing points within the school compound and slaughtered them before sharing the 254 kilos of meat.

They also sold for Sh10,000 the cart the bulls were pulling to a parent and shared the cash.

Meru: Drama as parents storm school and slaughter two bulls

Mr Julius Mwirigi, a parent, said they paid Sh1,500 through the parents teachers association (PTA) to cater for various needs, but the management still wanted to sell foodstuff and the livestock.

He said the bulls had been bought to help in drawing water to save on costs, but they were still being asked for money for water, eliciting anger.

The parents claimed they acted on realising that livestock such as pigs as well as bags of maize belonging to the school had allegedly been sold off without following due process.

They also alleged they were often asked to plant various crops on the school farm, but never enjoy the proceeds. Another parent John Mwirigi said they were protesting lack of transparency at the institution.

Another parent claimed they had left 29 bags in the school store when learning was suspended but none can be accounted for.

Meru: Drama as parents storm school and slaughter two bulls

However, speaking on phone, Knut’s Meru Central Executive Secretary Caxton Miungi defended the school management, saying, the maize was sold to settle a debt in regard to desks.

He said the parents had not contributed money for the furniture after schools were closed in March.

“I think there was incitement since some people were disgruntled for failing to secure the tender. They had gone there earlier and harvested the foodstuff,” Mr Miungi said.

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