Lugulu Girls High School has taken action following demonstrations by students over alleged rape cover-up in the institution. 

The school management has resolved to suspend five support staff for allegedly inciting students to stage a protest.

The five are the school nurse, caterers, storekeeper, and two cooks. According to the suspension letter, the staff members are set to resume regular work from January 10, 2021.

Students of the school in Bungoma County last week took to the streets in a protest against the alleged defilement of their schoolmate.

Reports indicate that the attacker also tried to suffocate the victim but managed to scream, waking other girls.

"We are wondering why we have been sent home, yet the students were demanding justice for one of them who was defiled," one of the suspended staff members said.

The worker said the letter stated that one of them was suspended for inciting other subordinate staff to protest over delayed salaries.

Even as the school takes action, there have been concerns regarding the institution's management. 

The school's Principal Dina Cheruiyot has been accused of running the institution with an iron fist.

The school's board of management (BoM) closed it indefinitely as police officers continue investigating the defilement incident.

Bungoma East police boss Valerian Obore said officers are following leads in the search for the suspect.

The school's BoM decided to close it indefinitely as police and the administration investigate the incident.