Protus Mogaka, a student at Maranda High School, tragically lost his life in an accident shortly after being sent home for unpaid fees. His father, Julius Mogaka, expressed his frustration with the school’s failure to inform him prior to sending his son home. Julius explained that he had recently lost his father and was planning to pay the fees gradually, which was the reason for the outstanding balance.
Following Protus’s untimely death, Julius received a text message from his son’s teacher inquiring about his safe arrival home. This gesture left Julius bewildered as he questioned why the teacher had not informed him of his son’s departure from school.
According to the parents of the 17-year-old student, the school had not communicated their decision to send their son home for unpaid fees. The parents are now calling on the Ministry of Education to intervene in this matter. It is worth noting that the Education Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu, declared in February of this year that no learner should be sent home due to a lack of school fees.
Julius Mogaka further explained that his son’s teacher asked about his son’s arrival home casually via text message at around 10 pm on the day of his death. Julius expressed his disappointment in the teacher’s lack of communication, questioning why he was being asked about his child’s safe arrival home when he had not been informed of his son’s departure from school.