The history of the students of Kenya

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Elementary school students in Kenya

Teachers Must Quit Exploiting Children
The Nation (Nairobi), Editorial, 17 May 2001. A study of our school system shows that the learning environment is increasingly hostile to pupils. Corporal punishment, bullying by older students, harsh treatment, made to labor on teachers' farms or be domestic servants for them. In rural schools, parents rarely willing to confront teachers.
Chronology of Protest And Destruction in Schools
By Muchemi Wachira, The Nation (Nairobi), 21 May 2001. Student unrest has evolved from simple protests to destruction of property and burning of prefects. Devil worship, homosexuality and drug abuse are rampant. Report based on a survey sponsored by the PEB. Teachers and parents blamed for failing to instill discipline.
Drugs Behind Schools Woes, Says Kibaki
The Nation (Nairobi), 21 July 2001. The Democratic Party Chairman says the government is to blame for rising student indiscipline because it has been protecting drug traffickers. He challenged the local community to report bhang growers to the police so that action could be taken.

University students in Kenya

Leader in terse warning over reforms
The Nation (Nairobi), 31 January 2000. Cabinet Minister Shariff Nassir and Pentacostal church leaders threaten students who might plan to disrupt the faiths-led Parliamentary Select Committee on the constitutional review or to embarrass the IMF.
University Students' Union Is Outlawed
By Wahome Thuku, The Nation (Nairobi), 10 January 2001. The University of Nairobi is the second public university to disband a student's union, the Students Organisation of Nairobi University (SONU). The Sonu Secretary-General says the organisation was a students' representative forum not established by a university statute. Sonu was revived in 1998 after many years of being outlawed.