Leaders oppose calls to re-introduce corporal punishment

Written By: KBC Reporter

A section of leaders and educationists in Nyeri County have opposed calls for the re-introduction of corporal punishment in schools as a remedy for student unrest.

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Led by Kieni MP, Kanini Kega, they said parents should instead reclaim their role of inculcating discipline in their children.

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Kega’s sentiments were echoed by former Chinga boys Principal Riachi Mang’ara who said the current wave of unrest in schools is a negative trend that should be curbed before it gets out of hand.

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Julius Wahome, a Nigeria based Information Technology expert and Sam Wambugu, a US based monitoring and evaluation specialist added that parents and guardians should instill discipline in their children from a young age.

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They made the remarks at a Thika hotel during a thanksgiving ceremony in honor of Mang’ara who served as principal of Chinga boys for 20 years.

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