Maseno Old boys move to court over Principal`s Interdiction
The Maseno school old Boys Association, has now moved to court challenging the recent decision by TSC to suspend the Maseno School’s principal Paul Otula.
In a case filed earlier this morning before the Kisumu Industrial and Labour relations , the Old Boys , have applied to the court , to halt the entire process, and that the principal be reinstated, citing that due process was not followed in his suspension mid last week
The Old Boys association’s lawyer James Aggrey Mwamu, appearing before Justice Mourine Onyango argued that Paul Otula was not accorded a fair hearing, and that the Compulsory leave he was sent on is not a suspension but it appears to be an interdiction.
The court has directed that other parties be served according , and the matter will be heard inter party, on Thursday 23.
Mr.Otula was suspended earlier in the week after complaints of Sodomy in the schoool.His interdiction was followed by hours of protests by the school pupils who did not want him to leave.
The pupils injured journalists who had gone to the institution to follow up on the interdiction case.Police had to be called in to disperse the rioting students.
His place has been taken over by Homa Bay High school principal Andrew Buop.
On Tuesday, the school’s Parents Association said they would not allow any changes in the school’s leadership and asked Mr Buop not to report to Maseno. They added that they will not entertain witch-hunt.
The Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission have continued to traumatise our children with these endless investigations of the alleged bullying and sodomy,” said the association’s Chairman Otieno Obondi. He added that Investigations have been done and allegations of bullying and sexual molestation found to be false. `Why this endless drama? We are not going to allow them to play ‘karata’ with the lives and future of our children. They need a conducive environment to learn.”
Speaking after a parents’ meeting at the school, Dr Obondi said parents had not received any reports of bullying from their children. “Some powerful individuals have immense interest in Maseno but they should leave our children to learn,” he said.