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St Stephens Girls Principal John Kyalo out on Sh1m bond

Tuesday June 4 2019

Stephen's Girls Secondary School Principal John Musyoki Kyalo

Stephen's Girls Secondary School Principal John Musyoki Kyalo (right) at the Machakos Law Courts on June 4, 2019. He was charged with assaulting two KTN journalists and malicious damage to property. He denied the charges and was freed on a Sh1 million bond. PHOTO | STEPHEN MUTHINI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

STEPHEN MUTHINI
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St Stephens Girls Secondary School Principal John Musyoki Kyalo who was on Tuesday charged with assaulting two KTN journalists, has been released on a Sh1 million bond and a surety of a similar amount. 

Appearing before Machakos Senior Principal Magistrate Evans Keago, the prosecution stated that on June 3, 2019 at Kyumbi area of Machakos County, jointly with others not before court, Mr Kyalo assaulted KTN journalist Boniface Magana by pelting him with stones, thereby causing him actual bodily harm.

DAMAGE OF PROPERTY

Mr Kyalo was also charged with malicious damage to property, charges he denied.

He was accused of wilfully and damaging Mr Magana's camera make PM W400 Sonny and tripod stand valued at Sh2.5 million and setting on fire motor vehicle registration KCJ 706X Isuzu double cabin, property of KTN valued at Sh3.2 million.

Mr Kyalo also pleaded not guilty to incitement to violence.

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On Monday, two KTN journalists, Carolyne Bii and Magana were attacked and injured at the school as they covered a story about a Form Two student who had gone missing after being sent home for school fees.

Mr Stephen Kioko Nzeve, the institution's director, said the students were bitter about negative publicity.

Last year, journalists who had gone to the school to follow up on a similar story of two girls who had disappeared from the school were chased out of the compound. The case will be mentioned on June 18.