Ambira High School students to stay in custody longer

Ambira High School Boys caught on camera allegedly insulting Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and her Interior counterpart Fred Matiang’i will remain in custody.

The boys appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Gladys Adhiambo at the Siaya law courts Monday morning.

The prosecution asked for seven days to have the boys remanded as investigations continue.

The boys aged between 16 and 17 were arrested between November 23rd and 25th.

They will be held at the Ugunja police station children’s cells until December 3rd when they will take plea.

Chief investigative officer at Unguja Police Station Andrew Nyambache told the court that witnesses have not recorded statements and releasing the boys will interfere with the process.

A viral video of Ambira High School boys school apparently gloating that they had cheated in the on-going KCSE exams touched the President Kenyatta’s raw nerve.

Speaking at State House, Nairobi, on Saturday when he presided over this year’s Kenya Scouts Association’s Patron’s Day, Uhuru said, “Some of the things the young people are engaging in require sheer guts … telling us through insults that they are proud to have cheated in the exam.” Calling on students to be disciplined and respect elders, the President said the boys are “Where they should be.” “If you can brag about cheating we will show you what the State does with cheats.”

The school chaplain Alex Ogeda blamed the incident on a few students who had earlier been suspended over indiscipline cases before the exam began.



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