Boy brutally beaten for writing a love letter to schoolmate
22 March 2016, 09:32
Eldoret - A 13-year-old pupil at Joy Max Academy in Eldoret suffered bruises after a teacher beat him for writing a love letter to a girl in the same school.
The Standard 7 pupil identified as Samuel was beaten with a wire after the girl reported the incident.
“He took a wire and started beating me everywhere and kicking my head. Then he whipped me on the neck. When I started bleeding, he got shocked,” explains Samuel, who added that the headteacher organised for a private doctor to attend to him.
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A clip aired on NTV shows bruises on his back, thighs and neck, with the responsible teacher saying that they did not contact his parents about the incident because they were scared of their reaction.
Samuel’s father, who saw the bruises when he went to visit him at school says he has reported the matter to police, The Star reports.
This comes just a week after reports emerged that a school for the deaf in Kiambu County was using Police officers to punish students, sometimes even locking them up in cells.
One of the parents who spoke to the press at the school revealed that her son had suffered burns and fractures recently as part of disciplinarian action.
Caning is illegal in Kenyan schools, following a ban that was effected in 2001 by the then Education Minister, Kalonzo Musyoka.
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