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Activists want teacher who admitted molesting student sacked

Wednesday July 13 2016

Gender activists in Trans Mara West Sub-County have asked the government to take action against Olumelil Secondary School teacher accused of molesting his female student. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Gender activists in Trans Mara West Sub-County have asked the government to take action against Olumelil Secondary School teacher accused of molesting his female student. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By RUTH MBULA
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Gender activists in Trans Mara West Sub-County have asked the government to take action against Olumelil Secondary School teacher accused of molesting his female student.

The activists, among them Maendeleo Ya Wanawake sub-county chairperson Hellen Katim said security agents were dragging their feet in apprehending the amorous teacher.

The teacher allegedly committed the offence on June 29 at the school’s science laboratory.

In a shocking admission, the teacher had told a meeting of parents and teachers that he indeed committed the offence but was drunk at the time.

On Wednesday, Ms Katim said the government should had long acted on the information the teacher provided and prefer charges on him.

During the meeting, the teacher is said to have sought forgiveness saying he was not sober.

At the meeting were the school principal Mr John Mosoti, members of the school board and area Chief Mr Richard Korgoren among other community officials.

The aggrieved minor said the teacher had lured her to the school’s laboratory where he courted her saying she was ripe to engage in love with him.

“The teacher had sent for me through my friend saying he wanted to see me. I went to the staff room where another teacher referred me to the laboratory where the teacher was and when I reached there he begun caressing me but I resisted the advances,” she said.

She said the teacher only stopped when two female students came into the laboratory.

She said the teacher had had also been sending texts to her through her mother’s phone.

The girl’s parents together with women right’s activists said the teachers should be sacked.

Trans Mara West District Education Officer Mr Samuel Sankale said they were aware of the case and have begun investigations.

“We have investigated the matter and we have planned to hold a board meeting on July 18 for a way forward,” said Mr Sankale.