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Feared Dead in Kenya as Suspended Student Attacks Own School

Feared Dead in Kenya as Suspended Student Attacks Own School

A student suspected of joining in an armed raid that killed six at a school in Kenya's far north Saturday was stoned to death by angry locals and his body burned, officials said.

The residents stormed thepolice station where he had been detained, and grabbed him from the police.

The attack took place at a school in the remote town of Lokichogio in Kenya's Turkana region, close to the border with war-torn South Sudan.

Sources say, the suspect, who had been suspended from the school and later recalled, committed the heinous act alongside several other friends.

"Now what we are told is that early this morning he came with about three other people and killed the watchman".

The gunmen were looking for the school's principal and the student involved in the fight but couldn't find them, so they shot other students out of frustration, he said.

While condoling with the parents, teachers and students, Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok asked the national government to allocate boarding schools armed security personnel.

Dozens of injured students were rushed to a nearby health centre for treatment.

A school girl is also said to have been raped and stabbed by the student on rampage and is now nursing serious injuries.

A security man in the rank of a DCI from the South Sudan side confirmed that the attacker was a former military man before he enrolled at the school.

The suspectwas arrested in Kakuma while fleeing towards the Kakuma refugee camp.