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Teacher interdicted for drugging students

13 November 2013, 17:07 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - A male teacher in Vihiga County has been interdicted after drugging female students as he prepared a party for them after their national examinations.

Justus Sifuna, a teacher at Moi Girls High School Vokoli in Sabatia constituency, gave around 20 students some alcoholic drink on October 21 at night.

He is suspected to have shipped the illicit brew into the school compound without the notice of the authorities and later handed it to the students under mysterious circumstances.

“He was a teacher of French and after the exam, he requested for permission from the school Principal to hold a party for his students, which he was granted. He however decided to give the students alcoholic drinks which made the students to stagger and feeldizzy as they headed to the hostels,” TSC County director, Paul Kokello, said.   

Several workers from the school had earlier intimated on condition of anonymity that the teacher gave the students an alcoholic drink famously known as ‘Saphire’ which made them to start behaving strangely.

Students who recorded statements with the police said that the teacher had given them the drink which they mixed with their soft drinks.

This aroused the interest of the administration with the Deputy Principal reporting the matter to the Principal and they held the teacher as a major suspect.    

Kokello said that it was unprofessional for that the teacher to drug the students in school.

“Our regulations regarding the conduct of teachers is very particular and we cannot tolerate such behaviour to happen to our students especially in a school that houses many girls like Vokoli,” he said.

He sent a stern warning to the teachers who will be found extending their drinking habits to the schools and involving the young minds of students.

Kokello further asked parents to take care of their children who are finishing their national exams so that they do not engage in activities which could demean the education they have acquired so far.        

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