Kirinyaga Teacher Defiles a Pupil, Gets Arrested
A primary school teacher in Gichugu located in Kirinyaga County has been arrested for defiling a class eight candidate.
The incident had been reported at Kiamutugu police station where it was recorded under OB Number OBNO/11/21/10/2022.
Confirming the incident, Mr Edward Ndirangu, the sub-county police Chief of Gichugu said that the 46-year-old teacher lured the 15-year-old girl to his home which is not far from the school where he teaches.
“Our investigations have shown that the suspect is also the pupil’s teacher,” said officer Ndirangu.
He also said that the alleged incident occurred on the 20th of September during lunchtime.
“The suspect is being held at the Kiamutugu police station pending his court appearance on Tuesday,” added Ndirangu.
According to the girl’s mother, her daughter confessed to the incident voluntarily.
“She told me that the teacher told her to swallow some tablets before the act to avoid getting pregnant,” said the girl’s mother.
The girl was examined and given medical attention at the Kiamutugu Health Centre.
Gichugu Police boss decried the rising cases of defilement in the region and implored locals to report such cases to the police instead of solving them at home.
Elsewhere, Police officers in Ekerenyo area in Nyamira County are currently holding a high school teacher after he was found in the company of a Form Two student in his bedroom.
A woman believed to be the minor’s mother had reported the matter to the police that a 15-year-old daughter had been in an affair with the young man, Wesley Angika Asira for some time.
Wesley Angika Asira is 28 years old.
Police officers from Ekerenyo had been watching the student and they eventually managed to bust her at the Mathematics/Physics teacher’s house which is located near the school.
According to a police report, the two were found naked in bed.
The two culprits were taken to Ekerenyo Sub-County Hospital to undergo medical tests before being arrested.
Nyamira North sub-county Police Commander Patrick Ngeiywa revealed that the teacher was charged on Monday.
“He pleaded not guilty and was given a bond of Kshs. 300,000 or a surety of the same amount,” said Mr Ngeiywa.
The incident on Saturday came a short moment after another teacher had been reported to have defiled a pupil attending a girls’ boarding primary school.
The school’s Deputy Headteacher Jared Masese was charged in a Keroka Court for allegedly defiling a Standard Seven girl in his office in the evening as other pupils were at assembly. A female teacher allegedly busted him.
Some parents threatened to pull their children from the school due to the incident.