By Isacc Kitti
Three kids were rushed to hospital Tuesday afternoon after police unleashed tear gas at St Peter’s Awich Kidingo ECDE centre in Kisumu. Information from the school Head teacher Eunice Odhiambo confirmed that two children were taken to Milimani Hospital while another one rushed to Lumumba Hospital.
The school has 101 pupils. Twenty pupils did not report to school on Monday due to the tear gas incident as it disrupted the serenity the head teacher said.
“When we took to the class, we discovered a teargas canister and smoke fuming inside, immediately we embarked on evacuating the students out of the classes,” Madam Eunice told a news reporter. However, before they had completed rescuing all the children from the fate of the tear gas, a second canister was thrown into the school buildings.
The head of the school recorded the incident on a smartphone when things got worse seeing two more canisters being fired into the school compound. “While recording the video, a Police officer jumped through the fence and ordered me to lock myself in the administration block before they leave.” She said.
The incident occurred as police fired tear gas and shot at anti-IEBC demonstrators in Kisumu on Monday. NASA coalition has called for countrywide protests every Monday and Friday until their demands to the electoral agency IEBC are fully settled.