Principal attacked by gunmen in his office
Yesterday evening unidentified gunmen raided a popular school in Murang’a County terrorizing the school principal as they demanded to be given money.
The two armed gangsters, who were using a private car, are suspected to have been following the Igikiro Boys Secondary principal and the school bursar from Kenol town, where they had gone to withdraw thousands of money (250,000) from the school’s account.
From the reports it has been alleged that the two had been following the principal right from the bank. He had gone to withdraw the money so that he could pay the workers.
After withdrawing the money the principal and the bursar drove back to school and arrived some minutes to 1pm at the school compound. Immediately after the principal entered his office, one of the gangsters entered too armed with two pistols.
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Mr Shikondi sub county commissioner said the gangster demanded to be given the money that had been withdraw while pointing the gun at the school principal in his office.
The other gangster in the meantime went for principal’s car which was parked outside and landed on it breaking the mirrors. After he smashed the windows successfully he took principal’s tablet and laptop which were in the car.
The noise from smashing the car windows got the attention of other teachers who were within the school and the learners.
The gangster sensed that he had alerted other people within and panicked. Sensing the danger, he signalled his counterpart to abandon the mission.
The one who was in the principal’s office acted immediately and left the office without getting the cash. The two boarded the personal vehicle they came in with and drove away. Police arrived latter and have began the investigations into the incident.
Witnesses have recorded their statements with the police. Also CCTV footage from the principal’s office have been retrieved and in police custody.