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Student cries for justice after being beaten up by teacher

A  Form two student at St. Lukes’ Kimilili Boys’ High School in Bungoma County is pleading for justice after he was allegedly beaten up by a senior teacher at the institution.

Speaking to the press in Bungoma Town, the student aged 16 years, Samuel Wesley claimed that he, in company of other five students , were instructed to do manual cleaning at the school on April 01, 2019 before the teacher turned violent on them .

Wesley  said  Wamalwa beat him up in uncontrollable circumstances leading to the loss of his two canine teeth.

He said he was taken to the Kimilili sub- County Hospital and attended to by one of the dentists but noted that no medical record was taken when he was taken to the hospital the following day with a bill of Sh.3,700 being paid up by the teacher in question .

One of the staff who sought anonymity when calling the student’s mother Matilda Watta said the student was beaten up by a stick.

Wesley’s mother said that the school management claimed that they were not aware of the incident and yet the School’s Deputy Principal  who is in charge of discipline, Wycliffe Anunda  was aware of the incident .

“My son is even unable to communicate properly due to the gums oozing blood so what I am pleading for is nothing but the whole truth on what happened to my son for justice,” said Mrs. Watta  who is a teacher at Sirende Primary School in Matisi area, Webuye West Constituency.

Mrs. Watta said that Wesley has been taken to Bungoma County Referral Hospital and has undergone an x –Ray scan to determine the damage caused by the beating in his body and have a full medical report.

The  MOH at the Kimilili Sub-County Hospital, Caleb Watta has since said that the dentist who attended to the student is on the run and the police have launched investigations into the matter.

The incident was reported at Kimilili Police station.

The  Kimilili Sub- County Director of Education, George  Okoth said the matter was being investigated in conjunction with the County Director of Education,  Fred Osewe.

By  Maureen Imbayi

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