Five Teachers Have Been Arrested In a School In Kakamega

Five teachers in a Kakamega based school have been arrested by police for assaulting a class eight pupil.

According to a police report seen by K24 Digital, the pupil aged 14 years reported the matter at Khayega Police Station, Kakamega East Sub-county.

“Refer to Ob. 22/19/10/2021 where the Complainant one F%&@*i, a Luhyia male juvenile aged 14 years and a class 8 pupil from St. Augustine Mukumu Boys Primary School had reported a case of assault by teachers in the said school,” the police report read in part.

It is also reported that upon completion of investigations, police arrested the five teachers in connection to the alleged assault.

“After completion of investigations the following suspects were arrested :-1)Adelaide Athaka Majoni 2)Vincent Kadasia Mbakaya 3)Argedius Lubembe 4)Victor Andove Achesa 5)Eglay Lungatso Lilungu all teachers in the above named school,” the police report detailed.

The five who were later on released on a cash bail of Ksh10,000 each are to appear before the Kakamega Chief Magistrate’s Court, on Monday, November 22 to face charges of assault and corporal punishment.

The incident comes at a time when parents and education stakeholders are calling for the re-introduction of canning in school to restore discipline.

This is after several secondary schools in the country reported fire incidents that were allegedly caused by students.

The rising arson cases in school prompted the education ministry to fix a half-term break, which was not scheduled in the earlier released academic calendar.

The break was to cool rising tension across the country and for students to be relieved from the highly demanding academic calendar.

Corporal punishment was banned in schools over reports of teachers overdoing it.

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