More students from two top secondary schools in Migori County are being interrogated in connection with last Monday’s incident in which boys and girls spent hours in one dormitory.
Police and teachers are putting together details to establish the extent of planning by the affected students, majority of whom have already been sent home.
“We are treating this matter very seriously so as to avert a similar incident in future. The entire school community is still shocked by what happened,” said Manyatta High School Principal Evans Baraza.
He asked parents to help them monitor the behaviour of their children while at home during holidays.
The Migori county police boss David Kirui on Friday told the Nation that they are conducting investigations at Manyatta and Dede secondary schools.
The officers questioned both teachers and students to establish the security lapse within the institutions which “granted opportunity for both boys and girls to spend time in one dormitory at night”.
The two schools, which are 20kilometere apart, are on the spot after their boys and girls “mingled for hours without the knowledge of the administration”.
The 10 boys were believed to have been invited by the Form Four girls, through cell phones brought to school illegally.
Management of Dede Girls Secondary School suspended 11 girls while Manyatta High School sent home five boys said to have been involved in the incident.
Multiple interviews had indicated that the boys had sneaked out of their school and used motorcycles, which dropped them near the girls’ school.
The group had left their school after night classes and gained access to the girls’ dormitory, which houses 100 students where they stayed until after midnight.
One of the suspended girls said the “deal seemed to have been properly organised by her colleagues although she proclaims her innocence”.
“They were entertained by my colleagues and they instructed everybody in the dormitory not tell teachers the following morning,” she said and asked to remain anonymous for possible fear of victimisation.
Journalists were earlier turned away by Dede Girls Secondary School Principal Lucy Odera who said the matter will be “handled in-house by the education authorities”.