My high school was full off wonders. I went to some school in Eastern and it was full of jokers I tell you. While in form 1 we had this tough deputy who we had nicknamed ‘butcher’ because he used to butcher us with orders and strictness. He was feared to the point of him giving you a sense of fear even if you weren’t on the wrong. He could find us sharing stories tukiwa baze nyuma ya dorm and my friend tulikuwa tunapiga vector vibaya sana. You would be walking towards the tuition area but if he happens to come down the same route then immediately you change the route or go back. He once suspended some journalist club member for finishing a news report by saying ‘Mnyonge hana haki’ literally translating to cowards have no rights. Meaning those small form ones have no rights in the school while those huge and tall form fours are the only ones who have rights. He was really feared that much.
While in form two things happened for the best and he was transfered to another school. The joy that was profound in that school after he went was just too much. Guys were at least relaxed. A week later a new deputy was brought to us. He had that soft personality inside him. He addresses us and he appeared to have a soft side in him. But we were wrong; now that was the devil (not Satan but was just worse than butcher) he was just hiding it. As the norm we gave him the nickname ‘kush’ because he used to say ‘kushema’ instead of ‘kusema’. Kush was the silent devil. He was that teacher who would give you numerous slaps that would leave you wondering what happened. He would then send you some English teacher to punish you. We had nicknamed the English ‘punisher’ because he used to give heavy punishments, punishments that would leave you cursing him. He also doubled up as the school bishop. He once told me to wash all school toilets. The school had 5 sets of toilets each set containing 12 toilets (6 toilets at the front 6 at the back) making it a total of 60 toiltets. I finished washing the toilets and when I came to show him nikapata nugu imekunia juu long day it was.
So kush even brought back caning to the school. Actually since form 1 I have never seen anyone being caned. Actually its hard to cane a student in a school in Eastern. The only moment one was caned was when you were returning back after serving suspension and it was your parent who caned you and not the teacher. He made it common to the point of mass canings happening in the staffroom. One day kuna boy alikuwa anaitwa ‘Hack’ ule mjanja wa chuo alishikwa kona mbaya akapelekwa staffo akaingiwa war ya mboko ile noma. He was really pissed with that. Hack si aliteta kwa dorm vibaya sana juu ya hiyo story. Story iliisha na akadoze. Two days later it happened that kush was walking around dorms after the end of evening preps. Hack alikuwa anastay dorm ya 6 ilikuwa ikiitwa California. After going through New York, Chicago, Dallas, Texas and Kansas he went to the next dorm, California MAKOSA!!!
Hack alikuwa ameshachora form kitambo. Wasee walingoja kwanza akatembea akafika almost mwisho wa dorm alafu PAP!! stima ikazimwa NOMA!!. Ile vita kush alionwa aki anani ungefikiria ni mob walai. Alikuwa mwanaume lakini alipiga nduru kama mwanamke. Wasee wengine waliskia nduru hadi wakaanza kuzunguka California wajue form ya huko ni gani juu ilikuwa imefungwa na ndani. Kush alionwa vita ya dakika kama 30 ivi. Stima ikiwashwa alikuwa anakaa chokosh. Wasee walikuwa wamerarua koti yake na kumnyonga na tai yenye alikuwa amevaa. Walikuwa wamerarua hadi vest yako alikuwa kifua wazi. Aliporwa kila kitu alikuwa nayo; simu, dooh hadi mshipi. Alikuwa amevuliwa hadi viatu na toja ilikuwa imeraruliwa imekaa skirt. Iyo ndo siku niliona kush ametoka mbio. Alipiga vector kutoka hyo dorm. Wasee kuona ni yeye kuna msee alienda akazima watchie war na akazima main switch ya dorm. Sasa ilikuwa kush anyoroshwe na mboko akihepa. Ushaihepa ukinyoroshwa? Majamaa zilichuna viboko zikamnyorosha nazo walai huyo alitii. Tulimchorea after amekaribia administration bloc saa hio ni kitu 11 ya usiku. Wasee iyo siku waliita princie wakamushow kush asonge sana roho safi na hakuna story ya mboko otherwise vurugu itatokea huko watu wangetii. Kush aliipelekwanga chuo ingine next day si wasee walinice sana. Mboko ilipigwa X kabisa. Kush alijua hajui…