A girls high school in Kenya has been forced to shut down following protests staged by students accusing its management of inaction in the wake of rape incidents.

The students from Lugulu Girls High School in Bungoma County, on Thursday protested against the alleged rape of students by male teachers and other people from neighbouring communities.

The school, this sent letters to parents to expect their daughters home on Thursday morning.

It is not yet clear when the students were released from the facility following the protest that left residents in shock over the allegations.

The students stormed out of the school on Tuesday protesting defilement allegations against one of their own, whom they said was repeatedly defiled in a bathroom within the school.

They claimed the incident happened on Saturday morning.

According to students who were interviewed by The Standard, the victim was taking a bath when she was accosted by a man who then defiled her.

They further alleged that there have been rampant cases in the recent past where strangers find their way into the dormitories.

They accused the school administration of failing to take action and threatening to expel anyone who raises such complaints.

“On several occasions, an unknown male sneaked into our hostels and switched off the lights and whenever we raise the matter with the school management, they ignore us,” said one of the students.

According to their reports, the students resorted to protests when the administration failed to take action over the alleged incident.

Police are probing the matter.

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