President Uhuru Kenyatta has delved into the raging debate sparked by a viral video of Ambira High School students hurling insults at CS Fred Matiangi and Amina Mohamed.
In his address during this year’s Kenya Scouts Association (KSA) Patron’s Day, the President expressed concern over the Ambira Boys viral video where students were recorded bragging about cheating in exams and hurling insults at CS Matiangi and his education counterpart Mohamed.
“I equally send a very strong warning to those young fellows who think that they can indiscriminately involve themselves in negative activities.” Said the President.
The president reiterated that the government will not tolerate errant behavior and indiscipline, vowing that the government would take action.
“We will not and shall not entertain indiscipline and abuse from our young people. You must learn to respect your elders.
As I talk to you today, those boys are where they should be in order for them to be disciplined”. He affirmed.
“If indeed you are ready to brag about (exam) cheating, we shall show you what this nation does with cheats and people who have no respect for their elders.”
Below is the video of President Kenyatta’s remarks, courtesy of NTV.
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) November 24, 2018
The president who was speaking tough vowed that “Hiyo tutawaonyesha jameni. Hiyo itakua (We will deal with them accordingly. That is how it is going to be).
Ambira High school students arrested
Three of the eight students who were positively identified in the video have since been arrested.
The following is the list of the students who were identified in the viral video.
- Opiyo Brantley Owino
- Hongo Steven
- Barry Oduor Odhiambo
- Odhiambo Ralph Lauren.
- Omondi Joshua Otieno
- Edwin Omondi
- Clinton Oduor Onyango
- Lavin Jude Ombago
Five others are still at large with police closing in on them to face justice.