Kenya Union of Post Primary Education (Kuppet) Nakuru branch is demanding the Teachers Service Commission, TSC to reinstate Mr. Philip Lang’at, who was interdicted on allegations of befriending and impregnating a form four student.
In a statement issued on Sunday and read by Mr. Eliud Wanjohi, Kuppet’s Nakuru branch executive secretary, Mr. Lang’at was wrongly and falsely accused by Mawingu Secondary School principal Mr. Wilson Salpei.
Kuppet said that after a detailed investigation by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, DCI Olenguruone office in Kuresoi, Mr. Lang’at is innocent.
Mr. Wanjohi added that Mr. Lang’at was falsely accused by his school principal Mr. Salpei after having a personal disagreement.
School Principal Planned to Interdict his Junior Teacher
On its findings, the Directorate of Criminal Investigation DCI reported that Mr. Salpei planned to ensure Mr. Lang’at is interdicted after being close to one of the female teachers in the school who turned down his advances.
The executive secretary continued in his statement saying they had advised Mr. Lang’at to carry out a DNA test after the baby is born.
The teacher gracefully presented himself before the police in March. He was taken to Kuresoi health center where his blood was taken to be matched with that of the newborn, added the statement.
The DNA results, however, exonerated the teacher from the allegations revealing that he was not the father of the baby.
KUPPET demands that TSC reinstates Mr. Lang’at as a teacher. They also want TSC to impose disciplinary action against Mawingu Secondary School principal Mr. Salpei.
DPP Recommends Arrest of 4 School Suspects
After the DNA results, the DPP office recommended for the arrest of the school Principal Mr. Salpei, Board Chairperson Jane Rono, former form 4 student, and her mother.
The four are accused of giving false information to TSC and conspiring to defeat justice among other charges.
Mr. Salpei, however, is additionally being charged for abuse of office and sexual harassment.
It is reported that the four suspects met on July 2, 2018, in Molo Sub-County, at Greenland Hotel where they conspired to falsely accuse Mr. Lang’at of impregnating a form 4 student. This is according to the prosecutor’s charge sheet.
Alice Mukenga, Molo Magistrate scheduled the case hearing to July 18.
She further released the suspects on bond after they distanced themselves from the charges.