An student at Gatamaiyu Boys High School is said to be admitted at Kiambu hospital after he was beaten by a crowd after he and three others sneaked into a girls school.
Police say they are waiting for the boy to recuperate and be discharged, so he can record his statement.
Lari subcounty police commander Stephen Kirui said the boy was among four students who sneaked out of school on Saturday evening and went to Gachoire Girls High School.
Be that as it may, the situation spun out of control when the girls school watch-man saw the students who were not in uniform. He suspected them to be a group of criminals and raised the alarm.
Kirui said the four began running away, got out of the school but members from the public pursued them and nabbed one of them.
“Initial investigations show that the students had gone to see a friend to one of them.
“They sneaked inside the girls school, but when the watchman saw them and questioned them. They ran away.
“The guard raised the alarm since he did not know who they were. Three escaped and one was caught by the public” he said.
He was seriously beaten on suspicion that he was a thief. He was rescued by cops from Kagwe police station who were called by the residents.
He was rushed to Kagwe health center where he was attended to but the medical staff referred him to Kiambu district hospital where he is currently admitted.
Kirui added that police have dispatched investigations.
Residents have requested that the government keep an eye on how boarding schools are taking care of students since some escape their schools and return without the school administration knowledge.
“We feel so bad when a student comes home saying they were told to come with a parent, due to an indiscipline issue. Such a case as witnessed here was so ugly. What will the school tell the student’s parent?” James Waiyaki, who is a parent, wondered.