A 16-year-old student at Kaaga Girls High School in Meru on Tuesday accused her teacher of slapping her to near-deafness.
The Form Two learner told a Meru court that Mr Wycliffe King’ori assaulted and injured her after her colleagues accused her of lesbianism on March 23, 2014.
Mr King'ori has denied the charge.
“The teacher summoned me at 9:30pm after evening preps and asked me why l was practising lesbianism. I told him the rumours were being spread by students who had bad blood with me and I was not a lesbian as alleged,” she said.
On March 25, 2014, the minor said, she approached the teacher and demanded to know why she was branded as a lesbian.
“l requested to speak to Mr King’ori about the issue, but he slapped me on my left cheek thrice, dragged me and ordered me to kneel down outside the principal’s office. By then, my left ear was in severe pain,” she said.
She was later expelled from school over allegations of engaging in unnatural acts.
The student reported the matter at the Meru Police Station and was issued with a P3 form before seeking treatment at the Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital.
Doctors at the hospital referred her to Kaaga School for the Deaf for screening.
She was later admitted to Njia Special School in Igembe where she was diagnosed with hearing problems.
“I was assessed and told that I had developed hearing loss because my eardrum was torn and had some holes in it,” she told the court.
However, she said she is regaining her hearing after undergoing surgery at Consolata Mission Hospital in Nkubu in January 2015.
Prosecution counsel Moses Waliaula presented as exhibits the P3 form and the medical reports from doctors indicating the extent of the injury.
The hearing continues on June 15.