Laikipia university students have demanded the arrest of three teachers who allegedly smashed a pupil’s manhood.
Speaking to journalists at Nyahururu County and Referral Hospital during the campus community outreach programme, the students condemned the act and demanded action to ensure justice to the boy.
Led by their leader Edward Kariuki, the students said, “some of the situations we came across during our visit to the children ward are as a result of ill behaviour by people who think they are above the law and do anything they want”.
“We came across a 7- year- old pupil who we are told was wrestled by three teachers and despite the act being barbaric, the teachers are still walking free,” Kariuki said.
Last Thursday, three teachers at an Ol Joro Orok Constituency school allegedly severely punished a standard one pupil to the point of smashing his private parts. The boy is currently admitted at Nyahururu County referral Hospital.
The student leader called on teachers to be careful when dealing with the children adding that they spent more time with the children as they were persons entrusted by the parents.
“It is regrettable seeing the people who are entrusted by the parents with their children are the same people who are doing harm to the innocent souls, the leaders of tomorrow,” he added.
He called for intervention by the authorities noting that justice delayed is justice denied.
Kariuki at the same time cautioned parents to be more careful when dealing with the children and offer love and care to them.
“We could not have made it this far without the support of our parents and guardians. It is important to show parental love even when situations go bad. We have also noticed that most of the children in this ward have sustained burn injuries and it is now the high time we protect our children and keep them away from injurious situations,” said the leader.
The student leader and his team were able to interact with the ill children, pray for them with their parents and also donate sanitary items to the ailing young ones.
By Mercy Wanjiku