The Star (Nairobi)

18 October 2012

Kenya: Ngala Schoolgirls Fall in 'Demon Attack' Frenzy

Recent wave of unrest in schools has baffled many including school administrators, parents and even some students. ( Resource: Unrest In Kenyan Schools

There was tension in Ngala Memorial Girls' High School yesterday when some students became hysterical.

"The girls started shouting saying that they had been recruited to devil worshipping by a top school official who has been taking them to the ocean at night," said a source who sought anonymity.

The source said some girls, who were overcome by emotions, fainted. "Students had been called to the dining hall to be prayed for in preparation of national exams. Shortly after, we heard them screaming and others had fainted. They were shouting and saying strange things about the top school official," the source said.

The source said some of the girls revealed that it is true the official was behind the attack. It is said that the attacks have been going on since last year when the official reported to the school.

"We were told by some of the girls that they have been used for many days. They even claimed that a recent trip to Gede was meant to kill some students for sacrifices," the source said.

Parents flocked the school on Wednesday morning to collect their children. They demanded for the immediate dismissal of the official. "Since she came to this school, these things have been happening. We want her to go away or we transfer our children from this school," they said.

Malindi district education officer Mary Kamarua called on students and parents to calm down as they investigate the issue. The attacks have been re-occurred severally since last year.

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