Imagine your son or daughter spending part of the little pocket money to service a private car just outside the school compound that they use to source drugs they use in the school. Or your child being part of a small cartel within the school compound that network with outsiders to sneak drugs through a makeshift store along the institution’s fence.
Or worse, finding out that the favourite teacher whom students freely associate with is part of the drug peddling chain which distributes drugs that spoil your child.
These shocking revelations of drug peddling tricks in schools emerged yesterday during a week-long meeting of principals of Catholic-sponsored schools. The 1,300 principals, meeting at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, were shocked to learn that some of the most trusted staff or best performing students may be part of the team flooding schools with drugs. A personal confession of a retired secondary school principal, exposed the extent students and rogue teachers go to sneak drugs in schools.
Former Moi Forces Academy principal Peter Warui said throughout his teaching career, he came across shocking tricks that would guide school heads in the fight against drugs use. Mr Warui said in one of cases, students hired a private car complete with a driver that would be spotted outside the school compound. He said Form Four students contributed money to service the car and pay the driver whom they used to source drugs and deliver to the students. “We came to learn much later that the students were aware of the car and was handed down to the next Form four class,” said Warui.